The foot looks similar to the Mirage which can be tough to fit on some slide band seats. Have you tried it on a sliding band seat? Thanks
It's also very similar to the foot on the Abel CFO although there are differences...mostly that the riser portion on the Mirage is oval rather than rectangular. I took careful measurements of Abel CFO III foot and someone else on another forum did the same on the gold anniversary reel (might have been lupalupa) and they are the same. I have tried the Abel CFO on multiple rods with sliding bands and had no problems.
Funny thing is, the Abel CFO foot is actually thinner than the Hardy or BFR CFO foot even though it doesn't appear that way. The Abel version has a taller riser, so it makes the whole thing look bigger. I took the foot off one of my Abel CFOs and a Hardy CFO (both III) and when you put them next to one another it becomes easier to see and the measurements back it up.
I can't imagine they would change the foot on the black CFO from the anniversary model. Hopefully in a month I'll have one of the black reels to compare to the Abel, Hardy and BFR reels.
That's a long way of saying that if a BFR or Hardy CFO fits on a rod the Abel and almost certainly new gold or black CFO will fit as well.
I didn't think of it previously, but I just took measurements of my Mirage's foot. It's .165" out near the toe, .230" near the riser and .530 wide. That's very close to the dimensions of the Hardy CFO foot below.
Here are some pics of the Abel next to the Hardy...other than riser height the Hardy is thicker at the toe, near the riser and even in profile when viewed on end. I didn't take a picture, but width was close with the Abel being .515 wide and the Hardy .530. Abel is on the left and the measurement pics are of the Hardy first.