When you get in close with the fish, anybody can make a much better presentation with a fly rod and weightless fly than they can with a bait rod and a heavy lure.
Good lure fishing requires some wind to add some stealth to your presentation.
At the other end, fish are naturally spooky in glassy water, and the splash of your weighted lure can send them away.
Precise casts with the fly rod are very easy, because you're controlling the exact line length in your line hand.
The one bad habit to get over with a fly rod is breaking your wrist, and you can get over that by turning your hand so you can't see your thumbnail, reel a little bit toward your cheek.
All that's left is overcoming the buck fever.
Fighting reds with a 4-wt (or any fishing rod) - the lower you keep the rod tip, the more you're fighting with the rod butt and, especially, the reel drag.
With a heavier rod, you gain a little extra rod butt for turning fish (and especially ability to cast in wind), but you can definitely land reds on XUL if you run them out properly on rod butt and reel drag.
Those are beautifully lit photos - big grins and great fish - and Glenn can tell you from his hours of righteously editing video - the angle of the sun is everything in lighting photos.
Most beautiful redfish color - teal blue
and when the sun hits it right, you get this mylar-finish magenta