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Brookesy

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About Brookesy

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    NACA Editor In Chief
  • Birthday 09/15/1973

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  • Location
    Northborough, Massachusetts
  • Who Referred you?
    BC Tackle
  • Age range
    35-50
  • Gender
    Male

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  1. Well deserved. Iain has worked tirelessly for CAG and also the state of CT to promote carp fishing. A true gentleman and someone who I happily call a friend.
  2. As many of us are stuck inside and not fishing as much, if at all I thought I'd see if we could get a few extra articles for the next printed NACA, that I'm currently working on. The topic is: 'Greatest Catches' This could be your PB or a capture that stands out for other reasons. As an example articles are 1000-3000 words long with 6-12 pictures. Please send any articles to naca@carpanglersgroup.com Based on the quality or space we have in the magazine your article will either be in the printed edition or the next online edition. Any questions please let
  3. As the images in the leaderboard are so small, I'd recommend everyone post on this thread as well. Below are my biggest 4 so far (May 2nd) with a good start in Tennessee and then a good early fish from my local river
  4. I'll be adding a lot of the things I discussed in my talk into 2 articles in the upcoming NACA, focusing on Parco Del Brenta
  5. Guys, Hope you're all looking forward to another year of the ATC. While I can't make the tournament this year I always look forward to following the event and then putting together a review for the North American Carp Angler magazine. We'll be looking to release a Spring edition in early April and with this in mind, please take lots of pictures of your experiences this year. I'd also love to feature an article by the 2019 Champions or anyone else who would like to highlight their fishing at the ATC. I'll reach out after the event to follow-up on this. If anyone has pictures or m
  6. Please check your address is correct and updated on the member info. section. Just checked on the mailing list and the address we had on file was in Ludlow, not Chicopee. If you have moved please update and let me know and we'll get a copy mailed to you separately. Dean
  7. The 25th Year Anniversary edition has been printed and processed at the mailing house. All current members should start to see the magazine show up over the next week or so, with a 25 year pin included. Please feel free to let us know on this thread when you get the magazine, along with any comments. Thanks, Dean
  8. Jerome, my fault on the NACA as I did the article edits a month or so ago and didn't post the regional rules in properly. I'll work with Phil on the next Edition to review the Spring event and write a full update of the new format. I like the new changes as it differentiates between the regions and gives more scope to complete wit anglers in your own area. If I had more time to fish I'd enter, but hoping I'll be able to have a go in the fall.
  9. If you purchase hooks from a well know carp company (Fox, Nash, Gardener, Korda etc) you'll find they are chemically sharpened and will be decent straight out of the packet. One other factor will be the pattern of hook. Straight point hooks are generally much easier to sharpen whereas beak points need more 'love'. I own a couple of different files; a cheap Bass Pro file, which does the initial work and then two different grades from Jag. I used diamond eye sharpeners for years which you can get from most hunting/fishing shops. In terms of tests, it really depends on how sharp you wan
  10. Coated braid offers a few advantages, depending on the type of fishing you are doing. It's not a supple material which means it's less likely to tangle on the cast. Also, you can strip off a section of the material and tie your knotless knot hair rig and have an inch or more supple section next to the hook. This creates an easy version of the combi-rig. In some cases I use the coated hook-link as it resets better when you have lots of activity. If Powerpro is working for you, I'd suggest you keep using it
  11. Guys, Looking for any pictures, stories and history from the last 25 years of CAG. I'm looking to put together a large article for the next NACA and would like as much as possible. Please post any pictures (with a small description), stories, fish-ins, events etc that you think would be good to include. I'm trying to highlight the last 25 years of CAG so anything you have will be appreciated. Please post on this thread. Thanks in advance. Dean
  12. If you can get me any material (article or pictures) for January 15th I'll consider it for the next edition. I plan to have the printed edition out prior to the spring and then a follow-up online edition by May. Dean
  13. Although it's not been announced officially, I will be stepping back into the role as Editor of NACA. Iain Sorrell is working on an online Edition at the moment but I will also be working on a 'Special Printed Edition' to mark CAG's 25 Year Anniversary. I would like to include a section on the history of CAG so will be looking for the following: Years 1 -5 - Stories, pictures and any other information on the first few years of CAG's history Years 5-10, Years 10-15, Years 15-20, Years 20-25 - Stories, pictures, history of any and all of these years. Please reach out to me wi
  14. Congratulations Iain. Really looking forward to seeing what we can ALL do to move CAG forward
  15. Nice fish but I think you'll find fish have been caught and released out of Champlain over 10lbs bigger and over 15lb's bigger elsewhere in Vermont Great to see a kid with such an impressive fish though.
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