While some fly fishers will go out of their ways to brand themselves "fly-only" anglers, I think that's short-sighted. I'm becoming a proud, card-carrying bass-whacker. In fact, I'd say, that unless you spend time on other species like bass, and using other gear like baitcasters and jigs, you really can't tap your full angling potential. I'd flip that around and say that you also can't really become the complete conventional gear angler until you dabble around with a "flea" rod every now and then. Just my opinion, but it happens to be shared by some of the best in the business... It isn't a coincidence, for example, that Mr. Merwin eloquently explains the best grips for a fly rod, as well as a baitcaster, in different posts on the Honest Angler blog.