Flutter Jigs or Butterfly Jigs can come in many different shapes, sizes, weights and are also known as slow pitch jigs, but are slightly different. Traditionally they ‘fall’ slower than a long-drop or arrow head jig due to their more generous body shape and design. They are made to imitate injured or frantically fleeing bait fish trying to escape the jaws of predatory fish. This unique erratic action often will evoke an aggressive attack response from a apex predator even when the fish are note so hungry.
Choosing a flutter/butterfly jig to suit your rods capabilities you will need to know what the jig weight range is for your rod. This is usually written on the rod blank. It is recommended to stay with in this weight range to get maximum performance of your rod so that it can impart the desired action to the jig your using. A lot of the time this will be trial and error as some jigs will require more action from your rod than others. Jigging rods that are ‘more parabolic’ might not be as effective as a jigging rod with a faster taper tip section to create the desired action to the jig. I would recommend choosing jigs to start with that fall well with in the stated weight range of your rod and then base my selection of jigs from there.