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Jan Shepherd

Zumbrota, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Jan Shepherd

When Jan found herself moving to South Eastern Minnesota some 20 years ago, there wasn’t the access to lake fishing as she was accustomed to. Jan sought to learn another way to fish. Fly Fishing! Jan was a participant in one of the first Fly Fishing the North Country classes here at North House. As some have stated, she got hooked! Jan has spent the last 5 summers mentoring with Rueben Swenson, David Asproth and Mike Hero (3 of north countries greatest fly fisherman), fishing up and down the Gunflint and Arrowhead trails. Jan has been a volunteer assistant in the last 3 years of Fly Fishing class, giving the ‘rookie’ perspective of what you need to know and why! Being a resident, Jan also has knowledge of the beautiful stream fishing of Southeastern Minnesota. Jan is eager to share what she has learned about the sport of fly fishing along with the adventure, beauty and serenity that accompany it.

Current Courses Offered by Jan Shepherd

4 Days
Teaser image for Fly Fishing the Gunflint Trail

Fly Fishing the Gunflint Trail

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 tubing. This course is for the fly fisher who wants to learn about equipment selection, knots, casting and fly fishing…
Thu, Jul 12th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 15th, 2018