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Fly Casting Workshop

Course Overview

Landing a fly gracefully on a quiet inland lake or gently on a rushing river is an experience everyone should have. In this workshop taught by Erik Swenson you'll be introduced to the basic techniques of dropping a fly 50-60 feet out, as well as the fundamentals of roll-casting. The class ends on the water and you should be comfortable with the basics of fly casting by the end of the day. Casting from a float tube, a unique on-water experience, will also be covered and, weather depending, may be field-based. You are encouraged to bring your own gear.  Equipment is available for rent from local outfitters. This is an ideal course for beginners new to fly casting, as well as to advanced fly fishing enthusiasts looking to perfect their cast.


Thu, May 28th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 1 Day
Skill Levels: Beginner
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 14+
Registration Cost: $80.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Apr 16th, 2020
Includes materials fee of $5.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • fly rod
  • reel
  • line
  • (a MN fishing license is not required for this course, but if you plan to fish afterwards, you are required to have a license)
  • extra clothing for being outside: May can still be chilly on the North Shore!

 **Students who do not own a fly rod, a reel or a sink tip line should contact the instructor to discuss borrowing the limited amount of equipment we have available for class. Information will be provided upon registration.**

** Rental is another option: if rental equipment is needed please contact Bear Track Outfitters (.5 mile from North House campus) - 218-387-1162

Optional Tools

Float Tube
** a variety of additional rental equipment is available from outfitters in the area - please inquire Bear Track Outfitters (.5 mile from North House campus) - 218-387-1162
The instructors have some equipment available as well; please call North House to inquire.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Begin Registration

North House is now requesting full payment at time of registration. Payment plans are available upon request — don't hesitate to contact us at 218-387-9762 if you need to arrange one.

* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Apr 16th, 2020
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.