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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

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Fly Casting Workshop

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 and Aaron Gerlovich you'll be introduced to the basic techniques of dropping a fly 50-60 feet out, as well as the fundamentals…
Mon, May 24th, 2021
9am - 5pm
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Fly Fishing the North Shore: Grand Marais Area

The North Shore area of Lake Superior provides some highly prized fly fishing opportunities. Many inland lakes are stocked with rainbow, brown and brook trout, and are accessible by float tube. Tributaries to Lake Superior contain trout and salmon species and are accessible by foot. This course is for the…
Sun, Jun 27th, 2021  –  Wed, Jun 30th, 2021
Days 1-3; 12 pm - 8pm, Day 4; 10am - 4pm

Past Courses Offered by Erik Swenson

Fly Fishing the Gunflint Trail

Fly Fishing the North Shore: Fall Run Prep Session