Thanks again Coach. The masking tape bushings seem to be the consensus way to go to fill space. I just thought it might work with the issue of the fighting butt space too. I'll find out the first time I lean hard on it!
I'm looking forward to building more. Haven't gotten into the fly tying arena yet. I'm having a hard enough time finding time to do this. So far, this forum has been a HUGE help! It's the little things that books/videos may not be able to help you with.