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Fly Fishing the North Shore: Fall Run Prep Session

Course Overview

Fall is an exciting time on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The leaves are gorgeous and the steelhead and salmon are just starting their spawning run. This class is for those who want to experience an intensive study of this amazing event and maximize their chances of catching mighty fish. We will start at North House Folk School each day for discussion, presentations, casting practice, and review. We will rig our fly rods and talk tactics. On the water, we will learn how to read the water, spot fish and how to hook and land these majestic creatures. We can accommodate all levels of experience, but feel that those just starting with fly casting might get frustrated without taking a casting class first. This course will fish Lake Superior tributaries.


Sun, Oct 4th, 2020  –  Wed, Oct 7th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 4 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 12pm-7pm, Days 2 & 3: 10am-6pm; Day 4: 10am-4pm
Intergenerational age: 12+
Registration Cost: $440.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sun, Aug 23rd, 2020
Includes materials fee of $60.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Minnesota fishing license (trout stamp required for ages 18-64; see regulations for other exceptions)
  • Fly Rod and Reel (a 5 to 7 weight is a preferred weight for our fishing needs)
  • Floating line (weight should match the size reel you have)
  • Chest High Waders (the preferred waders are ones that require a separate pair of wading boots as
  • opposed to the neoprene type of waders with the boots attached)
  • Personal Floatation Device (PDF)
  • warm layers; October can be chilly

Optional Tools

  • Wading staff, especially for those who have not done a lot of wading.  This can be a simple staff of wood strong enough to take your weight with a simple wrist strap.

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 Sun, Aug 23rd, 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.