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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 cross-country 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 21st, 2023
noon-6pm
Instructors: Erik Swenson, Jake Lubke
Mon, May 22nd, 2023
10am-4pm
Instructors: Erik Swenson, Jake Lubke
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 18th, 2023  –  Wed, Jun 21st, 2023
Day 1: noon-6pm; Days 2-4: 9am-5pm
Instructors: Erik Swenson, Jake Lubke

Past Courses Offered by Erik Swenson

Fly Fishing the Gunflint Trail

Fly Fishing the North Shore: Fall Run Prep Session