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And what difference does it make?
I've just got my first lot of these, and I've seen them rigged on jig heads both flat and ribbed side up. And I'm wondering why, does it make a difference to the action? I'm new to soft plastic baits, with a lot to learn, all help appreciated.
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Hi Mike

Perceived wisdom is that an Xlayer rigged flat side down will plane better when twitched on a light jig head. Maybe there is also something in the hotspot (lime green on an Ayu Xlayer) being uppermost and more visible?

There's a lot of perceived wisdom out there too. A lot of people will tell you that they have been using and rigging XLayers upside down for years, when in fact the technique only really gained popularity relatively recently as leisure anglers picked up techniques used by the pro-anglers in the French bass comps.

Personally I have done just as well with Xlayers rigged both ways.
 

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Hi Mike

Perceived wisdom is that an Xlayer rigged flat side down will plane better when twitched on a light jig head. Maybe there is also something in the hotspot (lime green on an Ayu Xlayer) being uppermost and more visible?

There's a lot of perceived wisdom out there too. A lot of people will tell you that they have been using and rigging XLayers upside down for years, when in fact the technique only really gained popularity relatively recently as leisure anglers picked up techniques used by the pro-anglers in the French bass comps.

Personally I have done just as well with Xlayers rigged both ways.
Pretty much sums it up.

You could also consider that an upside down xlayer will hold a more stable position when sitting on the bottom.
 

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Hi Mike

Perceived wisdom is that an Xlayer rigged flat side down will plane better when twitched on a light jig head. Maybe there is also something in the hotspot (lime green on an Ayu Xlayer) being uppermost and more visible?

There's a lot of perceived wisdom out there too. A lot of people will tell you that they have been using and rigging XLayers upside down for years, when in fact the technique only really gained popularity relatively recently as leisure anglers picked up techniques used by the pro-anglers in the French bass comps.

Personally I have done just as well with Xlayers rigged both ways.
Have to agree with Paul.

Rigging flat side down for me when dead and shaking styles or slower/sliding falls or, right way up for quicker falls with different heads for reaction hits or gaining a a quick visual.
 

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I was told to rig them so they can "sit" on the flat side to improve the action.
So therefore weedless the point of the hook is buried in the flat side and standard with the hook coming out of the ribbed side.
However I do reckon the fish aren't that fussy which side we use!
 

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@Paul: try always MFJ first...
@Gary: why shouldnt it? Just have a try!!!
By the way, where can I buy them xlayers cheap or a cheap but also good alternative?

thx
Thomas

PS aahhhh Gary, just found this one!
 

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