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Jan Shepherd

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

When Jan found herself moving to Southeastern Minnesota some 20 years ago, there wasn’t the access to lake fishing as she was accustomed to, so 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 five summers mentoring with Rueben Swenson, David Asproth and Mike Hero (three of north countries greatest fly fisherman), fishing up and down the Gunflint and Arrowhead trails. Jan has been an assistant in the last three years of Fly Fishing classes, giving the ‘rookie’ perspective of what you need to know and why! 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 North Country in Prime Time

Fly Fishing the North Country in Prime Time

Early July marks the peak of northern Minnesota’s famous hexagenia mayfly hatch, a time when brook and rainbow trout readily rise to a dry fly on Minnesota’s designated stream trout lakes. This course is scheduled to take full advantage of this fly-fishing opportunity. Beginners, as well as experienced fly fishers,…
Fri, Jul 5th, 2019  –  Mon, Jul 8th, 2019
Day 1 :9am-5pm; Day 2-4: 10am-9pm
Instructors: Mike Hero, Jan Shepherd

Past Courses Offered by Jan Shepherd

Fly Fishing the Gunflint Trail