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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

4 Days
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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 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…
Sun, Oct 4th, 2020  –  Wed, Oct 7th, 2020
Day 1: 12pm-7pm, Days 2 & 3: 10am-6pm; Day 4: 10am-4pm

Past Courses Offered by Erik Swenson

Fly Casting Workshop

Fly Fishing the Gunflint Trail

Fly Fishing the North Shore: Grand Marais Area