It's a small thing really and i'm sure an easy hack will resolve the problem. A couple of times while fighting fish the reel would cock to one side in relation to the rod. After making sure the reel was as tight as it needs to be the problem still happened. What appears to be happening is that the reel foot design is optimized for nesting into a reel seat in that it is turned down tip and tail. (not straight and concave the whole way through) I fished it with a deckhand style rod so tip and tail were firmly pressed but not in between. I plan to lay in a piece of cork tape in the "belly" area underneath and i'm sure this will resolve it just if you buy one (and you should it fished awesome) on a deckhand style rod give it a twist to see if it stays straight or not.