Hi all. I am currently just getting underway on building my first rod, a 9 ft 6 weight. Anyway, I am using a Pacific bay uplocking reel seat, and I am bit confused on the proper placement. The wood barrel fits just about perfectly onto the blank, however at the the butt of the seat, the aluminum hangs approximately 1/2 inch past the wood barrel and is about twice the diameter. It has a removable butt cap, and I intend to leave it off and attach a fighting butt. My question is, when gluing the reel seat to the blank, do I keep it flush with the end of the wood barrel, or extend the blank farther back, so it is actually flush with the very end of the reel seat? I have done a lot of researching before starting this project, but I have not seen anything addressing this issue. I hope I clarified this enough to get an answer. Thank You much in advance.