Hand Crafted Originals
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.
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 ..........
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! ❤🥰❤ 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!!