Long Drop or Vertical Jigs can come in many different shapes, sizes and weights. Traditionally they ‘fall’ faster than a flutter/butterfly jig due to their more slender body shape and design. They are made fall quickly to the bottom with slight to moderate action on the drop. Generally this style of jig is worked fast through the water column to imitate injured or frantically fleeing bait fish trying to escape the jaws of predatory fish. It is extremely effective on such species like Dog Tooth Tuna, Yellow Fin Tuna, Blue Fin Tuna, Yellowtail King Fish, Trevally and many more.
To choose what jigs best 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. 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.