re: upside down rogue...
...have not been able to get on much of a rogue bite yet this year, mostly jigs. Did catch a 19 1/2" smallie sunday on one of my mylar foil rogues (big rogue), but otherwise just a few, mostly on purple scale back with the holo scales.
One of the members of my local club is a fairly well recognized Central Pro Am amateur angler, said he fished with a pro from Arkansas who had all his rogues painted that way.
It is definitely a little weird. To me it should work best in VERY cold water, esp if your lake is experiencing a shad kill...late Dec to early Mar maybe. Once it warms up to the point where you can "Plaster of Paris" that rogue along a little quicker I think it will be less useful. Not so sure it would not work painted "sideways" also. Hoping to get a little rogue bite going on some smaller local lakes & get some confidence with it.