Okay lads - after reading millions of words on the ''mono. vs. braid'' argument, I decided on... fluorocarbon! <s>. But then I read that THAT'S not so clever either... Is there a majority vote anywhere on this subject? If it helps, I'll be fishing 3 different waters this coming season... Water 1 is about 3 feet deep, snaggy as hell, and no more than about 5 rod-lengths out... Water 2 is about 8 feet deep, no major snags as such, distances are from under the rod-tip to 3-ish rod-lengths out... Water 3 is experimental (ie. I might not bother! But I'd like to - if I knew how!)... I've got a big gravel pit (10 acres+) to try... (If it helps... waters 1 and 2 are river off-cuts... they DO flow, but only just...) But I'm confused as to whether to go for stiff rigs, braid rigs, combi-link rigs... I've read about all of these, and they all sound great in theory... but then, in the next article, someone else will say that what I thought would work, is in fact crap! It would help me a great deal if I knew what you experienced carp fishers use, when, and more to the point, WHY.....?!?!?!?!