Squaretail Flies - Specializing in Maine Fly Fishing and Brook Trout Flies
Dry Flies
 
I know it flies in the face of what a dry fly is supposed to be about but try fishing them drowned when they get soggy and sink as it can be very effective  when fishing for brook trout.  $2.25/each unless specified otherwise
 
Ausable Bomber
Ausable Bomber
Palmer-hackled version of the Ausable Wulff. Works on Allagash region ponds in the Fall when stripped fast, go figure. $2.50
Ausable Wulff
Ausable Wulff
Most commercially tied versions use a light tan dubbing for the body, this is not Fran Betters fly. I use Rusty Orange Australian Opossum like his original. Size #8-14 $2.50
Bill's Muddler Hopper
Bill's Muddler Hopper
I'm liking this fly more and more the more I fish it. More importantly, so do the brook trout! I've had great luck on some of the Katahdin Iron Works area ponds with this fly.
Biot Midge
Biot Midge
Good as an adult caddis also. Black or Grizzly/Gray. Size #18-22
Bi-Visible, Black
Bi-Visible, Black
A very good all-purpose dry for brookies. In smaller sizes it's an excellent midge or caddis pattern. Badger is also another good color option.
Bob Swanson's Stone
Bob Swanson's Stone
This is definitely a "right time, right place" kind of fly but when Golden stones are flitting about on the water laying eggs watch out, it can be a killer! Originally designed for the Rapid river. Tied on a size #8 6xl hook. $2.75
Brandt's Minonipi Wulff
Brandt's Minonipi Wulff
Dave Brandt created this while working as a guide in Labrador for Cooper's Minipi Lodge. Tied on a strong salmon iron. Size #8 $3.00
Brown Drake Wulff
Brown Drake Wulff
Used in Labrador. Size #6-8 $2.75
Deren's Fox
Deren's Fox
Although I'm sure Jim Deren of the old New York Angler's Roost intended this for the Grey Fox mayfly, I tie it large on a #8 1xl hook for the Hex hatch. Granted, I've always had better success with the Kenealy Hex or Snowshoe emergers, but I also like fishing traditional dries. If you're like me, this or a large White Miller will work too. $2.75
Early Black Caddis
Early Black Caddis
A nice little Chauncey Lively pattern that covers both the early black stonefly and late season black caddis. Size #16-18
Equinox Gnat
Equinox Gnat
Good as a mosquito or a speckled dun mayfly imitation. Size #14-18
Fluttering Caddis
Fluttering Caddis
Good pocket water searching pattern uses stiff mink tail for the wing. Skate and twitch it. Size #12-16
Flying Carpenter Ant
Flying Carpenter Ant
The first time you have to contend with an ant hatch on a pond, you'll know why I keep these in my box. Size #10-14
Goober Midge
Goober Midge
A very versatile tier, Kelly Galloup is not limited to just coming up monster streamer patterns. This is also a pretty good flying ant pattern if you're the type to think outside the box. Size #14-18
Gray Coughlin
Gray Coughlin
Like the Adams, a fantastic all-around dry fly. With the down wings I think it's a better representation of both caddis and mayflies. Size #10-16
Green Drake Snowshoe Emerger
Green Drake Snowshoe Emerger
Nice translucent snowshoe rabbit wings put this fly right in the film for the Hex hatch. $2.50 Size #6-8
Green Drake
Green Drake
A great fly at the right time, it's good for either Maine or Labrador. Size #8-10 $2.75
Harrop's CDC Midge
Harrop's CDC Midge
Excellent when lighter cream/gray midges are hatching. Size #16-20
Helluva Hex Emerger
Helluva Hex Emerger
Don't grease it up too much, just the wings. You want it low in the water. Size #6 $2.75
Hex Wulff
Hex Wulff
Size #6-10 $2.75
Joe's Hopper - Orange
Joe's Hopper - Orange
A favorite northern trout pond fly. Don't ask me why the trout like it because there is no grasshopper on the face of this planet let alone in Maine that looks like this but it definitely works! Try fishing it wet on a sinking line as well. Size #10-12
Kenealy's Hex Emerger
Kenealy's Hex Emerger
My favorite for the Hex hatch on Maine trout ponds. John Kenealy's Hex pattern. $2.75
Kennebago Emerger
Kennebago Emerger
Another big Hex fly. Tied on a size #4 or #6 6xl hook. $2.75
Klinkhammer
Klinkhammer
Parachute emerger available either in Adams, Blue Wing Olive, Pheasant Tail, or Black Gnat variant. Sizes #14-18.
Knocked Down Dun
Knocked Down Dun
Another Galloup winner, this cripple pattern is great during Hendrickson hatches. Fish can really key in on cripples during a hatch. I can tie this as either a Female Hendrickson, Red Quill, Blue Dun, or Blue Wing Olive. $2.50
Leadwing Coachman
Leadwing Coachman
Good searching pattern or Isonychia imitation. Size #10-14
Little Green Sally
Little Green Sally
Mike Lawson's fly, try it on the West Branch of the Penobscot during late June/July. Size #16
Loop Wing BWO Emerger
Loop Wing BWO Emerger
An absolute favorite of mine on Baxter State Park ponds starting in May.
Mickey Doodle
Mickey Doodle
Never underestimate the Doodle! They work! White/Red, Natural or White/Fl. Orange, and Natural/Peacock are other very effective Deer/Body color combinations.
Nancy's Prayer
Nancy's Prayer
The companion to the West Branch Caddis, this popular emerger is a staple up on the West Branch of the Penobscot for caddis hatches.
Parachute Mahogany Dun
Parachute Mahogany Dun
Blue Quills or Mahogany duns are some of the earliest mayflies to hatch along with the better known Blue Wing Olive. They are an overlooked hatch to us but not the fish. Size #16-18
Perfect Ant
Perfect Ant
A parachute pattern I stumbled across while fishing Yosemete and Sierra Nevada waters during my time living in California. It represents both ants and beetles and without question has been the most productive terrestrial pattern I've personally used over the last 20 years. The charcoal gray antron body simulates the air bubbles trapped on the ants body hairs. I cannot praise this fly enough because trout just flat out gobble the damn things up. What more could you ask for? Size #12-16
Royal Trude
Royal Trude
You'll see people fish the Royal Wulff everywhere but the Trude version isn't commonly used. It's a mistake to not use this little gem. Obviously a great attractor, it can do duty as a caddis and can even be trolled or stripped as a small streamer-oftentimes with great results.
Slim Jim
Slim Jim
A brook trout favorite. Other body colors are also popular and can be tied at your request like orange/gold or white. This fly is mentioned fairly frequently by noted Maine outdoor writer Bob Leeman. Size #10-18
Stimulator - Orange
Stimulator - Orange
Love this fly for Northern Maine brook trout. A very effective pond fly. $2.75
Usual
Usual
I always thought of this fly for brown or rainbow trout but it's actually great on landlocks and brookies. Size #12-16
West Branch Caddis
West Branch Caddis
The late Eddie Reif's Penobscot classic. Size #12-16
Whitlock's Mouse Rat
Whitlock's Mouse Rat
An old reliable in the tundra and effective for Labrador Squaretails who are usually looking to munch on some lemmings when the opportunity presents itself. Available in either size #2 or #1/0 and tied on a stout chemically sharpened stinger hook. $4.50
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