If you’re looking for a rig that allows your bait to sit up off of the hook, try the hair rig. You can use many different types of baits with this rig, but boilies work best.
The hair rig works great for carp because it was designed for the way they feed. The way you tie this rig makes the hook turn when the fish tries to pick up the bait. This results in the fish getting hooked in the bottom lip 99.9% of the time.
Most carp rigs start with some sort of hair rig. You can then add other elements, such as various types of hooks, rig rings, and silicone tubing, depending on the location in which you are fishing.