"Bouncing bottom with regular leadhead jigs leads to weed fouled hooks and crab picked baits, but floating jig heads offer a solution" ~ Don Kamienski as published "Floating Jig Heads" in the On The Water Anglers Guide New Jersey May 2018.
A once underground item used by a select few, now Floaters are main stream! This is the one and only real deal saltwater floating jig head with a good quality hook and long bucktail hair.
As detailed by Don, he fishes them on an 18"" leader off of a Tsunami 3-Way Rolling T-Swivel. I've found this to be very effective when fishing larger baits and especially live baits like live minnow, peanut, mullet and spot. Floaters are lights out in the bay baited with sheddard crab. My personal favorite way to fish Tom's Floaters is to rig them on a 4-6"" dropper loop that is fished about 20"" above a bucktail jig. When fishing deeper situations it's a hi/lo style vertical presentation. Standard issue... bucktail and teaser = lots of fluke!
Where these Floaters outproduce for me is in our shallow water bay fishery. Contrary to common line "control rules" I fish this hi/lo bucktail teaser with some extra scope. This horizontal presentation shines when tap danced. The floating jig head comes alive and fluke can't resist.
Either way you choose to rig Tom's Floaters, one thing will be consistent... they catch!