Yep, he's the Real Deal.
Want to get to the top of your golf game you get lessons from and instructor. Same thing here. The more lessons you take the better your game. Been blessed to be able to fish with him for several trips in an attempt to get to the top of my game. Have an idea/objective of what you want to learn/accomplish before each trip. For me I told him to start from fishing 101. Literally from line and hook selection to hook sets.
This one is from JP last Saturday and not from any locations I've fished with James. I'm pretty sure I don't hook this one with my old hook set.