LAKESIDE FLIES

Hand Crafted Originals & More

WELCOME TO LAKESIDE FLIES!

"Making Fishermen/Women 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 and beyond. What 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.

β™‘β™‘ I Love to tie, it is a true art.β™‘β™‘
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 πŸ‘πŸ˜
oh and a tidbit about me.....I will not let anyone else assist or tie my flies. I'm stubborn in that way.😜 All of lakeside flies are tied to order which is great to customize any requests just for you !

So sometimes Creations takes a bit of time. But I always try and get your orders to you in a timely fashion. I always try and make it worth the wait!!!

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.πŸ€£πŸŽ£πŸ‘

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.❀

Just some notes:

During the Spring season we reccomend always get your orders in by March before the  April frenzy! The same rings true during the holidays, order early to avoid shipping delays.Update ~~Orders are currently shipping in 2-3 weeks. 🎣

Again Thank You for your patience & understanding.

So try a few of my flies ..

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

Shop hours of operation for customer service are Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm. We are not open yet for foot traffic. But as always  you can order online & do curbside pickup.

Watch for seasonal Open Houses by staying on our mailing list !




Kat

Owner, Fly tying Artist

The simple about me low down ... I was brought up 1st born girl with 3 sisters and 2 brothers. I was a Daddys girl right from the start. Wherever he went I wanted to go . Whatever he was doing I wanted to learn about. He taught me so much and instilled in me a great passion for the outdoors. He was also passionate about family, honor, integrity, hard work & self worth. All traits I hope to carry through life & pass on to my 4 Sons. Some of my fondest memories with Dad were family camping & fishing trips in the wilderness of Maine & NH. and spending time at our family camps. My Dad loved to fish and I loved to tag along❀️. So the fly tying love I have ...how did it even start ?? I went from a hairdresser to fly tying ....🎣 I think it goes way back ...My Dad was a hunter & a well know butcher and had his own shop . I loved helping my Dad in his butcher shop from a young age . Something most girls would shy away from, but I got to hang out with him . Every so often he would bring the bucktails and hides to local tiers and I would tag along. I was young & fascinated by the the flies created from the goods he brought in . Spinning fly carousels in the shops and listening to my Dad talk fishin stories with the owners. Many, many years went by .... and one day my Dad was showing me some mangled old flies in his box that were his " favorites" he remarked. He asked if I remembered them from way back getting them from a tier. He said he couldn't find the patterns anymore and wished he could. So it began........... I got a vise and materials from a friend that just so happened to be getting out of tying . And I started to tie, self taught with a basic book. Some scraggly attempts at 1st ! Yet my Dad always told me they were beautiful when I'd show him. The patterns I attempted to replicate for him were made with love .❀ He always told me I had talent and an artistic eye and to stick with it . He always believed in me..... After he passed I created more and more . Filling the void of missing him , I took to my vise for comfort...and still do. He was such a great Sportsman, 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 ❀ Not only filling a void with my tying, but with all the fisherman & women I have met & I speak too. Listening to their fishing stories and thanking me for my beautiful flies I create....fills my ❀️ & soulSoul. Im truly loving what I do. Call it a passion, a journey, a legacy and I'm just going to keep on tying .......... I want to leave behind something for generations ahead to enjoy ....

Gronk

Devoted Companion/ Co-Captain

What can I say, he is our devoted companion. Actually he's MY total baby, MOMMA'S BOY! ❀πŸ₯°β€ 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

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" .

  • 110 Cottage Road, Windham, Maine, United States