Lots of different ways to do it. One of my favorites is with a float/bobber on the main line and then the jig tied directly to the main line. Simple and effective and easy for adjusting depth.
I started using the big ugly all plastic floats years ago when I first got into jig fishing. They definately don't have the finesse of the West Coast, Thill or Stalker floats, but I've had good luck with them. You can cast a mile on a level wind and see them from a long distance away. I usually use in the winter and spring but have caught a lot of fish with them in the low waters of summer. You use a matchstick to hold the float in place. When adjusting make several wraps around the matchstick below the bobber/float and shove in the end of it. You can pick em up on "that auction site" for around 40 cents a piece.
A close up of the jig.
I use all different types depending on how far I need to cast, stealth and water conditions.
You can see the Thill float in the top corner of this picture. The water was low and clear last winter for a while and I thought I would give it a try. One thing I did learn is the metal will come out of the balsa. The float is separated on this picture.
Jigs just depend on what I have tied up recently to try. Will use 1/8th oz and a lot of 1/4th oz in the winter. Have started playing with 1/16th oz and 1/32 oz. in the summer. Stand by are pink and white and peach or sometimes called shell pink and white. The stand by would have to be a hot pink and white Marabou. But hey they have whole fly shops full of material and I have only tried/bought half the things at the local shop so far. :grin: