I have posted about this before, But; here goes again. I purchased the new Penn reel seat from Mudhole that slides over the butt of the rod. Mine was not big enough; so when I fishing the bar at Hatteras with my Zippy, I used a set of Breakaway plastic coasters that I had bought. I fastened the reel 1' from the bottom and proceeded. After awhile the reel started turning. I tightened the plastic nuts and it still turned. I tried my brother's 2/1 with a new Penn reel seat on it; and my hand is not even close to being big enough to feel comfortable using that type of seat. The reel is very secure; but, it is very BIG. Has anybody used one of those skeleton reel seats? How about using Air Conditioning CLAMPS to tighten the seat down? I am not sure that I ready to have a real seat "PERMANENTLY INSTALLED" 1' from the bottom of the rod. I am looking forward to wading the bar, and fishing with my Zippy. ANY SUGGESTIONS????? Thanks, pelican man.