BassonaFly Jigheads are a no brainer. All you have to do is get them down on the bottom. Sometimes it is nice not to have a fly charter. It is sort of like a day off when you take a father and young child out. Focus shifts from quality to getting more action. Chumming with bait or jighead with gulp fits the bill and fishing with the gulp baits is more fun as you are drifting instead of anchored up and you do not need prime early morining or evening tides. Bluefish use to provide lots of action but they seem few and far between anymore, but with all the small fluke around the rod bends a lot.
On days with tough tides, strong currents or a lot of wind it can be down right difficult get fish for fly anglers and I always give my clients what ever option that they want.
I do not worry about my customers fishing from shore. I tell them to use the same set up as we use in the boat and even where to go to fish off the beach.
Where I am using the gulp baits, Fly anglers could do equally as well, as the water is 5 to 15 feet deep, but most of my fly anglers are looking for the stripers and the bluefish.
Fly fishing is not a thing of the past. With the lack of fish and bait it is equally difficult to catch on artificials. It is not just a fly rod thing. For me personally there is still nothing better than catching on a fly rod.