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I know for grubs, the right way of rigging it is tail down, but what about worms?

Is there a difference between action? Power worm, Anaconda, ribbontails?

For some worms they have a flat bottom, but what if they don't? How about rigging it side ways?

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For the Anaconda I advise tail in the upright position but down position is ok as well for lift and fall style. Rigging many curl tail worms in a side plane would not be bad at all but strong swimmers might have adverse reactions.

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I know for grubs, the right way of rigging it is tail down, but what about worms?

Is there a difference between action? Power worm, Anaconda, ribbontails?

For some worms they have a flat bottom, but what if they don't? How about rigging it side ways?

I do not totally agree with your method of grub fishing. Two things you need to take into consideration. First, if you are fishing the grub with an on/off bottom retrieve, then your method is fine and gives the best action under those conditions. However, if you are fishing the grub with a horizontal or steady, straight retrieve, then you should rig the grub with the tail up, or following the hook. This will give your presentation a more natural swimming action. Try both ways in a swimming pool and you will see the advantage.

Using the 8" GY grubs on or near the surface (a dynamite technique in shallow water btw!), they recommend the same rigging - keeping the tail up and following the hook. I would surmise that the two methods I've mentioned here would also work for the larger ribbon or curly tailed worms as well.

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What's a grub and do they make them in anything over 10' yet?? ;)

I used to use Kalin grubs, always tail down. They worked fine.

I've caught on the Anaconda rigged every which way,.,...deadly no matter what 8-)

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I don't know about grubs because I don't use them, but for worms, I don't really think it matters.

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I don't know about grubs because I don't use them, but for worms, I don't really think it matters.

True,but not true.A ribbon tail will catch fish regardless because of its slender squirmy profile but many times the worm will cause line twist if the tail,hook,and line are not in line.I always rig it right on the seam.Tail up or down, but prefer up.

This is also the reason why I absolutely detest zoom worms.The flat spot is on the wrong side.The worm swims sideways and twists your line to no end.I am surprised that whoever designed their molds didn't do much research into the basics of hydrodynamics.

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I know for grubs, the right way of rigging it is tail down, but what about worms?

Is there a difference between action? Power worm, Anaconda, ribbontails?

For some worms they have a flat bottom, but what if they don't? How about rigging it side ways?

Uh oh!  I've been doing it wrong, rigging the Mister Twister grubs on my spinnerbaits tail up.  Seems to work fine, just the same.

I'll try some tail down.  If it's better, all the better.

If it is better, thanks.

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I used to use Kalin grubs, always tail down. They worked fine.

Thats how they tell you to do it.  Used to be printed right on the back of the package, illustrations and all.  I think Culprit did the same with their worms at one time??

I rig mine tail down, anything with a curl to it.  BassMaster mag did a article about this a LOOONG time ago.  I think I still have that issue but the end result said rig tail down.  Seems to me one can do it however they please.

I don't think I've ever seen any curly tails rigged tail up on pre rigged grubs.

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This is one of those subjects were the answer matters but only to the angler ;)

But I agree with Bassin_Fin@tic but mostly with broadtail worms like Zoom's G-tail, V&M's Super Ringer, or the Ole Ditto Gator Tail. On numerous occasions I went from not getting bit to getting bit on a Texas rigged worms and the only change made was taking the twist out of a worm.

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I believe both ways will catch fish and it's a matter of opinion, but I wanted to see what the difference was. It was a nice day out yesterday, so I took all my worms to the pond. I played with it and I notice the with the tail down, a worm has a better swimming action. If you wanted to fish a worm slow, tail up looks better when the worm is laying around on the bottom. The tail would stick up and just looks better on the bottom.

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