The Snowfly

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Globe Pequot, Feb 1, 2006 - Fiction - 455 pages
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The Snowfly is a page-turner that takes you on a hunt through Vietnam, Soviet Russia, and a vast Canadian wasteland. The holy grail that burns at its core is the snowfly, a legendary insect--enormous, white, and exceedingly rare--that attracts trout of such size that they couldn''t possibly exist in the world as we know it. But in The Snowfly, such things can and do exist.

Bowie Rhodes is a UPI reporter and a fly fisherman of extraordinary talent. He learns about the myth of the snowfly early in his childhood. Legend has it that the giant snowfly hatches every seven to ten years, never on the same river twice. It brings to rise only trout that strain the imagination--trout that are so huge they would have to have lived forty years or more; trout so wily that they never allow themselves to be caught, or even seen; trout so hungry for this fly that they will risk exposure to rise for the hatch. The snowfly is the sacred quest of only the most obsessed trout hunters, and has been seen by no living man or woman, existing only in myth and in a lost manuscript. Rhodes''s reporting brings him to the extremes of humanity--in the jungles of Vietnam, in the labyrinth of Brezhnev''s Soviet Union, in a poisoned Canadian wasteland of uranium mines. His hunt for the manuscript takes him deep into his own heart of darkness.

The Snowfly is a richly imaginative and sensual novel. The world Heywood creates is broader, and more wild, with more mystery lurking beneath the surface waters than our own. Or is it? The Snowfly makes it all seem gloriously possible.
  

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Review: The Snowfly (Woods Cop Mysteries #2)

User Review  - Abby Cooley - Goodreads

I won this book in a goodreads firstreads giveaway. The Snowfly is a fantastic book! I usually don't get into long books since I feel that they usually drag on for too long, but The Snowfly never felt ... Read full review

Review: The Snowfly (Woods Cop Mysteries #2)

User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

Fly Fishing mystery, who would have thunk it! Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Joseph Heywood is the author of three highly acclaimed novels: The Berkut, Taxi Dancer, and The Domino Conspiracy as well as the Woods Cop mystery series that includes Ice Hunter, Blue Wolf in Green Fire, Chasing a Blond Moon, and Running Dark and a collection of essays titled Covered Waters. He lives and writes in Portage, Michigan and fishes in the Upper Peninsula.

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