Tyne guide and TF contributor James Stokoe answers some of your questions in the second of our Lines of Enquiry podcasts. We also discuss the TV show that brought him into the public eye; his upcoming TV project with Hywel Morgan and Ripon Khalique and the flak that goes with being an angler in the public eye. James was standing in his beloved Tyne as we spoke, so excuse the occasional iffy sound quality!
Welcome to Trout Fisherman’s “Lines of Enquiry.” Having asked our followers on Facebook about the subjects that get them interested whenever fly anglers gather to talk about the sport, we’ll be running some of those subjects past well known and sometimes not so well known anglers to get their answers to the questions that you’re interested in. Long standing Trout Fisherman contributor Rob Edmunds kicks of the series as our first guest.
We talk to fishery owner Chris Walton, who is promoting flyfishing for trout and coarse fish alike at his Lancashire water. Could such diversity be the future of flyfishing?
We talk to 2017 Troutmasters champion Iain Barr about the storming finish to his competition season that saw him lift three major titles in less than a month.
You can reach Iain via his website - www.iainbarrflyfishing.co.uk - or by email to email@example.com
I recently spoke to England international and TF contributor John Horsey (left) on the mixed blessings of social media where fishing is concerned. This is a new medium for us, so forgive me if I sound like I’m taking to him while in Salisbury Cathedral. Next time I’ll book the smaller conference room…