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Erik Swenson

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

Erik has had a passion for pursuing trout since he could carry a rod on the handlebars of his bicycle. He has fished from Maine to Montana, Florida to Texas over the past thirty years and has been in a float tube since 1985. Erik’s fishing adventures often have been in the company of his father, Rueben Swenson, who also has taught fly fishing classes at North House and still serves as a class adviser. Erik shares his broad knowledge of lake and stream tactics that will work wherever you fish. A professional musician by trade, in his free time Erik enjoys XC skiing, camping and mountain biking into remote areas, most recently in the Black Hills of South Dakota, still carrying a fly rod on the handle bars.

Current Courses Offered by Erik Swenson

Teaser image for Fly Casting Workshop and North Shore Fly Fishing Primer

Fly Casting Workshop and North Shore Fly Fishing Primer

Landing a fly gracefully on a quiet inland lake or gently on a rushing river is an experience…
Sun, May 22nd, 2022
noon-6pm
Instructor: Erik Swenson
Mon, May 23rd, 2022
Noon-6pm
Instructor: Erik Swenson
Teaser image for Fly Fishing the North Shore: Fall Run Prep Session

Fly Fishing the North Shore: Fall Run Prep Session

Fall is an exciting time on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The leaves are gorgeous and the…
Sun, Sep 25th, 2022  –  Wed, Sep 28th, 2022
Day 1: noon-6pm; Days 2-3: 7am-4pm; Day 4: 7am-3pm
Teaser image for Fly Fishing the North Shore: Grand Marais Area

Fly Fishing the North Shore: Grand Marais Area

The North Shore area of Lake Superior provides some highly prized fly fishing opportunities. Many…
Sun, Jun 12th, 2022  –  Wed, Jun 15th, 2022
Day 1: Noon-6pm; Days 2-4: 10am-5pm
Instructor: Erik Swenson

Past Courses Offered by Erik Swenson

Fly Fishing the Gunflint Trail