Welcome to the forum. Always nice to have another experienced fly fisher on board. My favorite way to fish has always been with the fly rod. but I am a firm believer in using the right tool for the job. Done here in Florida I have 8 rods on the Bass boat all the time and none of them are a fly rod. Certain times of the year or on certain water I carry a fly rod and enjoy it. But if I am after big bass I usually have a casting rod or spinning rod in my hand. A fly rod doesn't work well with a 3/4 oz jig or spinner bait.