Darren Blum, an accomplished southwest Florida-based offshore and bottomfishing specialist, is a big proponent of flutter jigging. "Off Sarasota, it's a long run to reach deep water, but the fishing out here can be amazing," says Blum. "We flutter jig for groupers and snappers over Swiss-cheese bottom, rock piles and wrecks, and we're also set to pitch them at pelagics like dolphin, blackfins, kingfish and wahoo. For me, they're most effective out beyond 120 feet of water. I prefer the natural patterns, like mackerel or even mullet, in water up to 200 feet deep. But beyond that, it's strictly glow patterns or pink for us, as they get bit the most. As far as dialing in the best weight, a 412-ounce jig is good overall, yet sometimes I'll bump up to 612 ounces when the drift or current is too fast. And when a fast current or drift becomes a real issue, I'll switch to a pencil-style speed jig to reach and hold bottom faster and easier. Remember, I'm referring to deepwater flutter jigging here."