THE trend is for rigs to have pop-ups that sit as low to the lakebed as possible, using the buoyancy of the bait to sit the hook up, protecting sharpened points catching any debris, such as leaves or twigs, that might hamper its effectiveness.
The Ronnie rig (pictured below) is the classic case in point, with the pop-up sitting almost indistinguishable from free offerings. But there’s plenty of mileage in a pop-up that is much more obvious and, whilst not fashionable, a bait popped well up has accounted for many big carp.
Here’s how to create just such a rig… Using
10-12 lb mono, whip a knotless knot around a wide gape hook. Make sure that you have plenty of link material, as the finished rig is best left long.