I really tried to finish reading Thomas McGuane's The Longest Silence. I couldn't stomach it anymore and had to stop. McGuane is an accomplished writer, but, make sure you have a thesaurus at your side. He enjoys the sound of his own writing.
I'm certain he is a good fly fisherman as well...as you can become a good fly fisherman if you have the cash to fish stocked private waters and/or venture into remote and exotic locations. McGuane also runs in elite crowds...in one of his stories he feels guilty about flying up and down the Dean River, British Columbia, Canada, in a helicopter covering the best parts of the river in the least amount of time. Come on! Would you really want to go fly fishing with this guy?