LAKESIDE FLIES

Hand Crafted Originals

Fly & fish caught must be in photo together ❤️ 
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WELCOME TO LAKESIDE FLIES!

"Making Fisherman happy one fly at a time"


Here on my site you will find flies I have created which reflect my passion for fishing and growing up here in the beautiful state of Maine. Styling and creating some of my original flies to use in the beautiful Maine waters, started as a fun hobby like so many others. Now it has grown into a full time business with my sincere passion & challenge to create new unique patterns or add my own twists on the good ole' classics.

♡♡ I Love to tie, it is a true art.♡♡
As most of you know my name is Kat and I am the sole fly tyer here at Lakeside Flies. For those that don't know me yet, Hello 👍😁
oh and a tidbit about me.....I will not let anyone else assist or tie my flies. I'm stubborn in that way.😜 So sometimes creation takes a bit of time. But I always try and get your orders to you in a timely fashion.

It does get crazy when the frenzy of spring fishing season starts. So always get your orders in about 3 weeks before in April! The same rings true during the holidays, order early to avoid shipping delays. 

I truly love each creation I tie and want you, more than anything to catch fish with them! My flies are like my babies sending off to a new home when I am done.🤣🎣👍

So to all of you ~ I thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me grow and keep our fishing heritage alive for generations to come.

I want my flies in those fly boxes years from now, like the ones I cherish from past tyers.❤


Update ~~Orders are currently shipping in 3 weeks or so as of April 4, 2022.  

Depending on order size yours . 🎣
Again Thank You for your patience & understanding.

 I always try and make it worth the wait!!!

So try a few of my flies ..

trust me, they aim to catch your eyes but really catch some fish! 🎣


All of lakeside flies are tied to order which is great to customize any requests just for you ! 

I am working daily to build stock to open for foot traffic in fall of 2021.

Shop hours of operation for customer service are Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm. We are not open for foot traffic. If you are local you can order online & pickup.




May Newsletter 

☆☆Embrace the Spring winds☆☆

May is a beautiful month in New England. The fishing is hot 🔥  The photos are pouring in of beautiful fish being caught on Lakeside Flies patterns!

This is the month of fluttering hatches, budding branches, open waters & warm breezes.... and boy oh boy those breezes have been pretty intense here in Maine & NH for the trolling anglers.
The winds are a challenge but won't stop the ice out mania trolling for landlocked salmon, brookies, browns, rainbows trout and laker. The" salmon chop" has been just that ! So while conditions are a bit over the top favorable, just be careful on the waters.

Early in the month you can find rainbow smelts lingering close to shore, where tributaries flow into the still water or where an outlet spills out. Gravel bars, other rocky structures and springs are also great spots to troll. If your body of water has smelts, be armed with some beautiful streamers to troll in those smelt hotspots.

Favorites in patterns for May are your ice-out, Joe's smelts, rainbow smelt, black smelt or the beautiful pearl smelt. Also hot favorites are your well known Supervisor, Black Ghost or Nine-three.
If smelts aren't prevalent in your waters , just try and match up the baitfish that are. Use streamers such as the alewife, black nose dace, golden or emerald shiner to name a few.

I love designing patterns that even the pickiest predators can't refuse. A pattern must appeal to the predators with its look, movement and silhouette. Presentation is always key.
Bright days, bight colors, overcast days dark colors. Seems simple enough , but it all has to fall into place.

Besides May spring trolling, anglers also love fishing for beautiful brook trout. Hiking into remote streams ,brooks and rivers is a thrill. Target those trout with some hot trout favorites such as the "woods special", muddler minnow or a wardens worry.

Whether you "fly fish" or "fish with flies" in your favorite waters, get out and enjoy the season ahead. And always take along some beautiful flies from Lakeside Flies. 🎣


My apologies to everyone that has placed orders. We are into May now and I am still working on orders that came in from March . March orders came in like a lion! I cannot even begin to thank you all for your orders and love of my flies. I'm tying at full capacity to keep up and ship out.
I truly appreciate your patience and hope when you receive your flies that you love them. And most of all they will bring you luck this season and for many more seasons to come.

I'm trying my best to keep up with the demand lol! 🥰

Check out the new fly patterns for spring. "Ice out 2022" IS A BEAUTY! AND THOSE PEARL SMELTS ARE KILLERS !!
As always, I'm open to custom requests.

If you don't see what you're looking for on the site , please feel free to ask. I've tied flies for tarpon, steelheads and even Coho's when asked.
I love trying to re-create lost patterns. And love special requests!

We now have hoodies to keep you warm when it's brisk , and rep your love for LAKESIDE FLIES!🥰🎣
T-SHIRTS are also always available.

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And again I always shout out the local talent I support.  Check out Layce , she has some great gifts for any occasion 🎁  She is a talented young 🎨 local artist! And you get a free fly with her artwork.


Also a shout out to Jayde Young Creations who kept us safe & fashionable with her hand made masks . 
And now is producing hoodies & other new products to be purchased soon.

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Whatever your needs, reach out to us at Lakeside Flies and we will recommend a great selection for you and the areas you want to fish. Grab a few flies, get a good selection and get out there and enjoy ......🎣


"Making fisherman happy one fly at a time"
I tie each and every fly with one goal in mind~~it needs to catch !

Happy Fishing always & Tight lines!

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Always remember, Free shipping over $49.00.

 Every FLY order ALWAYS gets a FREE FLY ! 
Who doesn't love a free surprise Fly?
Thank You~Kat & Crew ♡

Kat

Owner, Tier

I do all the designing and all the tying. I design each fly with one purpose...to catch fish. I was brought up 1st born girl with 3 sisters and one brother .I was a Daddys girl right from the start, wherever he went I wanted to go . Whatever he was doing I wanted to tag along .He taught me to love the outdoors. He taught me about Family, heritage, life skills , compassion and self worth. I loved fishing with him as young as I can remember. Camping trips with our family in the wilderness of Maine & NH. Helping him in his butcher shop bringing the bucktails and hides to local tiers back when I was young . I always loved the flies created from the goods my Dad brought in . Years passed and my Dad was showing me mangled flies in his box that were his favorites. He said he couldn't find the patterns anymore . So it began , I got a vise , materials from a friend and started to tie, self taught. My Dad always told me I was talented in my artwork and so many other areas of my life and he said my flies were beautiful. After he passed I created more and more . He was a great Sportsman and fisherman and most of all an amazing Dad.....he is truly missed with all my heart..... he gave me what I needed to raise 4 amazing Sons of my own .... I see him in each of them in their own ways ❤ Now I seem to fill a void in my life with all the fisherman I speak too and their stories and their love of my beautiful flies I create. It's a passion, a journey and I'm just going to keep on tying ..........

Lance

Business Financial Manager

Lance is my Fiance. He handles all the marketing,ordering, shipping & receiving, finances and ME! I'm a hard boss at times lol We have committed together to start this business and left our other careers behind. We love what we are doing and will never look back. It's been an all in venture and the business is continually growing. Lance is also the boat Captain, product tester, fishing trip planner and chef for any "keepers" .

Gronk

Devoted Companion/ Co-Captain

What can I say, he is our devoted companion. Actually he's MY total baby, MOMMA'S BOY! ❤🥰❤ We absolutely love our fishing mascot and he never misses a fishing trip! He always makes sure to "kiss & release" the fish. He gets very mad if we don't let him!!

  • 110 Cottage Road, Windham, Maine, United States