I recently bought a Chaos 7' jig/spinning rod. Dead lifted 22 lbs with the rod and I like it. Problem was my Saragosa reel did not fit properly in the alum. conventional reel seat. It rotated in the seat no matter how tight it was. I also did not like the feel of the very big diam ferrules in my hand. Sent the rod back to Chaos and they are putting on a new seat for me. I chose the Pac Bay alum. channel lock slim spinning reel seat, size 20 mm. I would like to be able to hook the rod into a harness for SBFT fishing on Stellwagon. A two piece rod ring seems to be a good option. I don't want it to get in the way of my hand gripping the rod during casting. I grip the rod with the reel stem between my little finger and the next finger, so my hand is pretty forward on the rod. This seems to balance the rod in my hand as well as possible. If the reel seat goes on normal, the rod ring will have to mount behind the reel, will this be too far back to work properly with a harness?? If the reel seat is mounted reversed, the rod ring can mount in front of the reel, seems better, but will the ring be where my hand wants to grip, and will the reel be too far back on the rod and make the balance worse?? I need advice from someone who has tried to use a rod ring with a harness and sorted this out, or I need the rod without the reel seat glued on to try out the various positions. My gut says put the reel seat on backwards, move it forward so the reel is in the correct spot for balance, and mount the rod ring as far forward as the seat will allow. I have seen rods with the seats reversed, why is this done??