^^ Soooo True.........This always makes me smile...Being February a single high attract visual pop up approach would be your best bet on one rod and a bird food based boilie with a small pva mesh bag of crumbed on the other.
Rig wise: mat collins improved hair rig - Google Search
First time I used it had three Carp out of a moody water in daylight.
Will experiment and try fluorocarbon version during the winter.
2lb rods fine for job