And if the names of carp fishing legends are associated with the use of pop-ups, it is not by chance. In many situations the floating boilies are formidable weapons, to carry out a presentation just above a carpet of weeds, on very muddy funds, or simply to position an isolated boilie in the zone of evolution of the carps, which let us recall it are extremely curious and opportunistic fish.
Specific to the use of pop-ups, many rigs have been developed (Blowback rid, D-rig, Spinner rig, Chod rig...). They are used most of the time when fishing is complicated, for example in early spring with single hook baits, or in the middle of summer when the water is very hot and carp are not feeding much. A single pop-up presented at the height of the fish passage can then bring a large number of starts, when all other technical approaches fail.
But it is also possible to associate them with other baits on the same rig to balance a presentation. In this case, the aim is to obtain a density of the "hook + bait" set close to that of the water. When sucked in by the carp, this lighter rig will naturally go faster and further into the carp's mouth, ensuring a better anchorage of the hook and reducing the number of dropouts. To achieve this, pop-ups can be combined with seeds (cheat rig) or boilies (snowman rig).