Sorry to hear about your misfortune, I've recently had a big trip in the Canadian Maritimes that ended the same way. Luckily since I've moved out to the east coast I had thick-shouldered stripers waiting to oblige my worst drag-burning needs when I got home.
IMHO, flyfishing only is a personal preference and not any of anyone elses business. You shouldn't feel bad about a want to catch fish by any legal means that you want!
Go get'em, as Mr.Burdett says "we'll keep the light on for ya".