Why bother with a Fly rod if you're going to be bottom fishing? But if you are stuck on the idea, my suggestion would be to use at least a 10wt Salmon/Steelhead blank. They are built with a much beefier butt section that will be needed to lift a doormat from the depths. I assume you'll be fishing from a boat also so length is not that bisg of an issue. Cabellas makes some great Steelhead blanks for spining rods in 8.5' & 9' lengths that I know make very good beefy fly rods. Price is right too.
Have caught many fluke from Rocky Point Beach on a fly while hunting bass and blues. Lots of fun and yes they will come up to take a fly on the top in water less than 5 or 6 ft deep. Have been surprised several times by surface hits from fluke. Also caught a fluke on a popper in Port Jeff Harbor while throwing to blues in about 12 ft of water.
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