Hand Crafted Originals


"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.

โ™กโ™ก I Love to tie, it is a true art.โ™กโ™ก

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 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜
oh and a tidbit about me.....I will not let anyone else assist or tie my flies. I'm stubborn in that way.๐Ÿ˜œ 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.๐Ÿคฃ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿ‘

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.โค

~~As of November 2021~~

Orders are shipping within 3-5 days. Depending on order size. ๐ŸŽฃ
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! ๐ŸŽฃ

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 are 

Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm

Open for phone orders and curbside pickup if you are local.

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January Newsletter:

It's here 2022! 

A New Year...what will it hold?
Praying it holds good health, happiness, peace & prosperity for all. I'm excited to ring in the New Year with all of you. ๐Ÿ’•  Your support and continuing sales have helped this little business grow. I am filled with gratitude and thanks. I will continue tying for all of you because it is a true passion to keep the love of fishing alive. Fishing is a wonderful outlet to experiencing the great outdoors. It brings joy spending quality time with those that you are close to, as well as giving yourself enjoyment being out in nature. Its a pastime that has taken place since the earliest of times.๐ŸŽฃ
I was brought up in a fishing family. Back to tagging along when I was really young,  with my Grandpa & Dad all I remember is it gave me such joy. I will continue to keep it going with my children ,Grandchildren and everyone that loves fishing! 
I do my research,  try and collect the best of the best info from "seasoned" fisherman, guides, reference books etc. I'm a research junkie, a tying junkie and a bit of a perfectionist. The internet is a good source of info, but it's the fisherman and women out on the waters,  hiking into the remote ponds, streams, brooks and rivers that are my best sources of info. Thus giving the flies I tie the features to catch.. Not be put in a case or a collection box , I want them in the waters, tested, striked at and putting fish in the net.
I'm always open to suggestions,  feedback and love to tie custom orders. ๐ŸŽฃโค 

So as winter keeps revving up in the Northeast some people are just simply sitting back wishing for spring. Then the others are revving up like winter also, with their augers!! ๐Ÿคฃโ„ Setting their traps and shacks up for the next few " frozen water" months ahead . As always a reminder to be safe on the ice.  Obviously the farther north you go the faster the ice has frozen.  There is way more ice in Arroostook County than York County Maine. Yet some smaller bodies of water freeze faster. 
Just be safe check your local ice reports with Fish & Game or check with the "locals"! 

The ice Derbys are in full swing ! Get out and enjoy! Grab some ice flies from Lakeside Flies and jig the shallows for some pan fish. 
Or the deeper depths for those big lakers.
Remember fish are lethargic in the winter so their appetite won’t be as large and they will be less aggressive. So, a smaller, more mellow fly is sometimes key. Ice flies is a favorite way to fish in the winter, and the perfect way to get fish to bite! Try it! You'll be surprised how many fish will swim by that shiner and strike a fly morsel. 

Happy New Year to all of you !

Also check out or local young artist we support ! She has some great gifts for any occasion ๐ŸŽ  She is a talented young ๐ŸŽจ artist! And you get a free fly with her artwork.

And for those of you that still like to have a mask handy during this " still covid " phase ~ we have them.  Wearable,  washable and protective.. Another young local talent ~Jayde Young Creations will stitch you a fashionable mask. 
Look good & be safe . ๐Ÿ˜ท

We still have masks~ if you want one 



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 ......๐ŸŽฃ

"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!

Checkout the "Hot Deals " !
And feel free to shoot a message for any special requests. I love trying to re-create lost patterns. And love special requests.

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 โ™ก


Owner, Tier

I do all the designing and all the tying. I design each fly with one 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 I'm 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 โค 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 ..........


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" .


Devoted Companion/ Co-Captain

What can I say, he is our devoted companion. Actually he's MY total baby, MOMMA'S BOY! โค๐Ÿฅฐโค 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