Thanks for the pic..Looking at the pic, I donot understand why you have a small black colored tube at the left end of the Feeder??
Did you tie it or was it given that way?
Anyways let me explain you how to set the method feeder up. Please see the picture:
1) You will need two swivels.(look at the later part of the message if you dont want to use two swivels).For the time time being lets assume you have two nice swivels handy.Swivel A - one end is tied to the main line that connects to the rod, the other end to the feeder in-line.Swivel B has one end connected to the popup line and the other end tied to the
2) An in-line wire in the form of a lead core wire or a steel wire or a braided line (30 to 50 lbs) of length 30 cm to 50 or a strong monofilament line. This is the wire you see in the picture which passess thru the hollow tube of the method feeder and at the two ends it is tied to the swivels.
You will need at least this length for the feeder to slide thru the line and auto hook the fish.
3) A popup rigged to a hair rig.You already have this ready.If you want to make your own you can refer to my posts here:
http://www.indianangler.com/viewtopic.p ... ght=#68012
Also that post have information about the ground bait that you can use.There are many other posts in this forum which describe about groundbait.You can try them as well.
Let me explain the working mechanism for you to understand how this rig works:
Let's assume you cast your method feeder with ground bait and popup/boilie tied.You free your hands by putting your rod onto the Rod holder and start watching your rod/carrying on other activity.
When the carp picksup your popup and turns around/moves, the method feeder will slide thru this line and it will slide till it reaches the swivel A.At this point the sliding weight of the method feeder and the stop by the swivel A will cause the hooking into the fishes mouth.Then you will see your rod bending down and see the tugs of the fish.At this point start reeling your fish to the shore.
NOTE : Try to make a bank rod holder and take it with you for carp fishing.many carp anglers donot realize its importance.It is a must.Get a Steel pipe 2.5 inches diameter and 12 inches long. Also get a steel rod 1 cm diameter 20/25 inches long.Have the steel rod welded onto the steel pipe as in the picture below.The welding shop can help you in sharpening one end of the rod.This is a cheap and very effective method for holding your rod once you thrown your ground bait+boilie/corn bait. The same can be used for any shore fishing. Make sure your rod holder is firm in the ground.I have seen carps that took with them huge rods+reels.
Your Rod holder setup should look like this:
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229 ... icture.jpg
If you donot want to use two swivels you can pass the main line thru the hollow tube of the feeder and tie it to the swivel B.on the other side of the hollow tube place a small stopper like a lead shot on the line (it should be 30cm to 50 cm from the swivel B).May be it was tied as a stopper instead of swivel A.Check that the distance between black tube and swivel B is more than 30Cm.
I hope I have provided a detailed explanation about the usage of the feeder and the rig.
The Two hooks with aluminium foil/Tin foil is a type of lure to catch freshwater and sea fish.I make my own cheap lures to catch fish.
I have explained here how to use this one :