The jig's medium to low-center of gravity and increased acceleration causes the jig to have a zigzagging effect when jigging.
A quick jigging motion improves luring of fish. A high jigging motion produces a larger zigzagging pattern greatly improving the jigging effect.
Lighter jigs can be used for casting and in shallower water with the same zigzagging effect. The different faces on the jig cause various reflecting patterns.