Burk’s Aggravator Nymph |
By Jason Akl
The Aggravator nymph is one of those rare flies that catches fish in both rivers and lakes. It has proven its usefulness in catching smallmouth, largemouth, steelhead, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brown trout, brook trout, salmon and even panfish. This fly is a must-have in every fly box as it works under all kinds of conditions for almost anything with gills.
To fish it in fast moving water an angler can either dead drift the fly through a fishy looking run or riffle or strip it actively against the current to try and get a reaction strike. In stillwater a sinking fly line will get the fly to the big fish while the waving marabou tail and wiggly silicone legs should put any fish in the vicinity into a feeding frenzy.
Tie this fly in sizes 8-14.