The pop-up rig is one of the best rigs for catching carp. For this rig, you’ll need a 10” coated hooklink, a wide-gape carp hook in a size 4 to 6, a piece of shrink tub, a split shot, a quick-change swivel, a boilie stop, and an anti-tangle sleeve.
Pop-up rigs only take about five minutes to make and allow your bait to be very buoyant in the water. When the fish takes a bite, the design of this rig makes the bait float upward in the fish’s mouth, making it hard for the fish to blow the bait back out. This gives the hook more time to set in the flesh inside the fish’s mouth.