Tape on a large ring on the bottom of the rod. If you dont line will come of the F/S in large loops and possibly catch or become damaged on the smaller diameter rod rings. Take the Rod to the tackle shopand ask him about this, chances are he will be able to help you and stock the correct size ring in store. Something big like a 32mm Fuji BNHG will be spot on. Alternatively sell the rod and buy a second hand fixed spool rod.