Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD
From one of the world’s most widely traveled fly fishermen and the largest producer of outdoor television in history comes the first of its kind celebration of the planet’s greatest fly angling. Chris Dorsey’s new book and film set, Casting Call, takes readers and viewers to epic fly waters from the American west to Alaska, across Canada, to the fabled flats of the Bahamas and Belize to the jungles, marshes, and highlands of South America and many points in between.
Internationally acclaimed photographers Dusan Smetana, R. Valentine Atkinson Marcos Furer, John MacGillivray, Francois Botha and others spent thousands of hours in remote locations to capture a stunning collection of images that help make the 300-page opus an instant classic. Each chapter also features a 10-minute corresponding film shot on location during the creation of Casting Call.
Dorsey sounds the pure thrill of the siren’s song, luring modern man back to the wild to pit his wit and skill against the strength and challenge of fish. Dorsey is well-qualified to write such a book. As a member of the Outdoor Legends Hall of Fame and recipient of several awards, he has produced over 2,000 television episodes on the pleasures of sportfishing. He’s also a talented writer with articles published in National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Forbes, and more. He has authored 11 books and been editor-in-chief of two different national sporting magazines.
Casting Call is a celebration of both fly fishing and the great outdoors.
Chris Dorsey holds degrees in English and Natural Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and splits time with his family between Denver and Brays Island, South Carolina.