Pay attention to what Donald Harper talks about, he is much more experienced in this matter than most. I use 65# braid to punch with a 1 or 1 1/4 oz jig, or a setup like Donald has above. It works VERY well. Sometimes called a FROP shot rig, but I do not care what it is called, because ti works. I fish that more than I do a drop shot rig, anyway. Hope this helps. OH, wherever the fish are located is where to fish this rig. Shallow to deep, I knot it doesn't answer your questions, but throw it where the fish live. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.
Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.