On the flip side of changing all the time, the most consistent anglers I know have a couple of rigs in the armoury, in my case it’s basically one. So thats rigs sorted, then when it comes to bait they never change, a good bait will always catch carp, IF the carp are feeding and thats the bit we can’t always control.
A good example is dissolved oxygen, unless you have an oxygen meter you’ll never know if the oxygen is good or bad. This thing called oxygen is an extremely important factor that will often dictate a carps feeding habits. Oxygen is used to digest food and carp know when it’s depleted and when it’s readily available, and that will often be bite time. Then we need that sharp hook in the right place, with a bait they want to eat to complete the equation.