I think I have thrown it more recently because I can put a big worm on it and fish it like a big Texas rig. Or I can put a thicker straight tail worm and fish it like a magnum shaky head. Or I can put a craw on it and fish it like a jig. Being able to quickly change between a worm, a shaky head and a jig made me buy a bunch of them.
I’ve had a bunch of success hopping a worm on it as well as swimming a craw trailer slow and steady on the bottom. That versatility is why I have one on the deck all summer.