Squaretail Flies - Specializing in Maine Fly Fishing and Brook Trout Flies
General Streamer Patterns
 
Oldies but goodies, these streamers are still as deadly as ever. 
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$3.50/each unless specified otherwise, $4.25 with real Jungle Cock eyes
 
Allagash Al
Allagash Al
Ballou Special
Ballou Special
Very probably this was the first ever marabou streamer that realized the effectiveness of that amazing, amazing material. Created by A.W. Ballou this is a good fly just about any time. #2-8 9xl hook, $3.75
Battenkill Shiner
Battenkill Shiner
Besides imitating Lew Oatman's intended baitfish, it makes a good smelt pattern as well.
Black Demon Marabou
Black Demon Marabou
Black Leech
Black Leech
Master Maine Guide Carroll Ware turned me on to this pattern. You can say it's a Woolly Bugger knock-off but it works like a champ and I think it has more action to it than a bugger. Weighted. $2.50
Blue Marabou Streamer
Blue Marabou Streamer
Paul Kukonen of Massachusetts came up with this obscute but very effective streamer.
Brown Owl
Brown Owl
This fly actually originated as a dry stonefly imitation but it's generally fished as a streamer. Variations include a full grizzly collar or peacock herl for the body. $3.00
Campbell's Fancy
Campbell's Fancy
A flatwing streamer version of the classic wet that is popular on some Northern ponds here. $3.00
Doc Watson's Ghost
Doc Watson's Ghost
A simple yet simply great marabou streamer. I catch a lot of fish on this fly. $3.00
Edson Tiger - Dark
Edson Tiger - Dark
Tied using the brass "Edson" eyes like the originals. I also use fox squirrel for the wing like Bill did on a lot of his flies instead of the more common brown bucktail. $3.75
Edson Tiger - Light
Edson Tiger - Light
Tied with brass Edson eyes. $3.75
Ghost Shiner
Ghost Shiner
I really like all of Lew Oatman's patterns but this one is near the top for me. The mink tail wing I use is a good substitute for the very difficult shade of sable tail Lew used.
Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever
Created by Jim Finn, this fly is all the rage right now. It seems to really shine during the Fall but is good anytime. Don't go to Grand Lake stream without any. Weighted and tied with a tungsten bead, size #4-10 $2.50
Green King
Green King
Gardner Percy's spin on the 9-3, it's muted colors have always been good where smelt or shiners are found.
Grey Dawn Dace
Grey Dawn Dace
With the fluorescent orange body this streamer is good in low light situations like mornings or overcast days.
Golden Darter
Golden Darter
Kennebago Muddler
Kennebago Muddler
I fish it as a streamer but it is also fished dry during the Hex hatch. $2.75
Lucky Penny
Lucky Penny
I don't promote many of my own patterns but this one has wound up working pretty good. Copper is a wicked effective color on Maine waters as evidenced by the use of so many copper trolling spoons but there aren't a whole lot of streamers out there using it. Brown is a good muted fish-catcher as well and I combined both to come up with this minnow imitation.
Male Dace
Male Dace
Lew Oatman imitation of the Black Nosed Dace in spawning colors.
Mallard Minnow
Mallard Minnow
This is a fly I haven't actually fished yet but I tied some up recently for someone and really liked the looks of it a lot. Seems pretty fishy and has a lot of promise. Am hoping to give it a good dunking during next season. Weighted. $2.75
Oatman's Brook Trout
Oatman's Brook Trout
There's no way I could not offer this fly. It's a pain in the butt to tie but it's one of my all time favorite streamers. $7.50 (JC eyes included)
Orange Al
Orange Al
Also called the Orange Osgood, it's Brewer, ME resident Fred Osgood's variation of the Allagash Al.
Picket Pin
Picket Pin
Great stillwater trout fly.
Red Bellied Dace
Red Bellied Dace
A little known bucktail that was designed by Eddie Reif. Most Northern Maine ponds have large populations of the Red Bellied Dace in them. This is the spawning coloration of the dace and it works great in late May through June when they are, you guessed it, spawning.
Red Squirrel Picket Pin (R.S.P.)
Red Squirrel Picket Pin (R.S.P.)
Don Bastian's great spin on the classic Picket Pin. $3.00
Roach River Robber
Roach River Robber
Originated by Dan Legere of Greenville's Maine Guide Fly Shop. $2.75
Scaled Shiner
Scaled Shiner
Good on pond brookies.
Silver Darter
Silver Darter
A great Lew Oatman streamer in smaller sizes for skinny water.
Squirrel Tail
Squirrel Tail
Tap's Tip Bucktail
Tap's Tip Bucktail
This is a great little bucktail.
Teal Strip
Teal Strip
Trout Rock #1
Trout Rock #1
Bert Quimby streamer series named after the rock at the confluence of the Kennebago and Rangeley rivers. I like the #1 as a general attractor, it's a great all-around brookie fly.
Trout Rock #2
Trout Rock #2
I like this version in May/June on the Kennebago when the Red Bellied Dace are spawning.
Trout Rock #4
Trout Rock #4
The venerable Red & White bucktail combination is effective everywhere.
Trout Rock #6
Trout Rock #6
This one is good in the Fall.
Warden's Worry
Warden's Worry
A classic Maine streamer, I know one or two Jersey guys who like this one for Brown trout.
Widow Maker
Widow Maker
A much lesser known flatwing pattern from Joe Sterling of Joe's Smelt fame. This is a really, really good fly for Landlock's and is the original Jerry's Smelt.
Witch
Witch
This forgotten pattern is from Bob Elliot's book "All About the Eastern Brook Trout" and was Gene Letourneau's favorite streamer for brookies. It is also called the Gray Witch. This pattern and Bert Quimby's Dusty streamer are the exact same fly.
Yellow Perch
Yellow Perch
Lew Oatman's design. I've had luck above Lower Dam on the Rapid with it.
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