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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 handle bars 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

4 Days
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 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 9th, 2019  –  Wed, Jun 12th, 2019
Days 1-3: 12pm-8pm; Day 4: 10am-4pm

Past Courses Offered by Erik Swenson

Fly Fishing the Gunflint Trail