Hey Thread Heads, I just received my order of Firehole stones in the mail. I’ve been anxious to get these as I had a few patterns I was wanting to tie for the channel. The Dirty Martini nymph is modeled after the cocktail and the olive bead with its red eyes mimic the olive often found swimming in the glass.
I’ve taken this pattern through a number of different versions before hitting on this configuration. The seal dubbing is great for a natural collar and it can be brushed out to mimic legs. If you do not have access to seal, another dubbing like Simi-seal, Antron, or ice dubbing should fill in fine.
Dirty Martini Nymph Fly pattern RecipeHook: Firehole 633 #10-18
Bead: Firehole Tungsten Olive
Thread: Olive 8/0 (70d)
Tail: Hungarian partridge fibers
Rib: Silver wire (brassie)
Body: Gold Hare’s Ear Plus Dubbing
Thorax: Olive seal dubbing or similar
Eyes: Red paint (nail polish)