Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Jesse View Post
It would literally be a bandaid but you can take a piece of 2" plastic tape and cover all of the seat that would be exposed with the reel in place. A piece laid carefully in place and trimmed square would not be that obvious. This is a variation on the total redneck answer of covering it with duck tape, which is not available in colors and patterns.

How cool would the tire tread look:


I still think you would need to cut out the shape of the foot though. At least the rods I have, there is no room for anything extra under the reel.