I much enjoyed Simon Cooper’s profile (July) of Dermot Wilson. In my teens, refurbishing a rod that had been bought from the Mill, I rang them to ask what line it ought to take. I found myself talking to the great man himself. He could not have been more charming or helpful. It was clearly not a call that was going to result in a sale, but he spoke as if our conversation was the only thing that mattered to him. Tom Rochford, Warwickshire
Dermot Wilson, the highly regarded fishingtackle retailer and chalkstream dry-fly wizard.