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Fly Casting Workshop and North Shore Fly Fishing Primer

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 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 shores of Lake Superior and you should be comfortable with the basics of fly casting by the end of the day. You are encouraged to bring your own gear. Equipment is also 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.

Required Tools

  • 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 or a reel  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:


Sun, May 22nd, 2022

Course Details

Hours: noon-6pm
Tuition: $110.00
Materials fee: $5.00

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Erik Swenson
Erik Swenson
Mendota Heights, MN

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Fly Casting Workshop and North Shore Fly Fishing Primer