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Jan Shepherd

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

Jan is a very accomplished fly fisher who has spent many years exploring and fly fishing the stream trout lakes of Northern Minnesota as well as the streams and rivers of the “Driftless Area”. Her extensive fly fishing experience, coupled with her extensive teaching history, both as a public school teacher and as an instructor for many fly fishing courses here at North House, has enabled her to distill for her students what may, at times, seem like an overwhelmingly complex activity, into the key elements that help her students to become competent and effective fly fishers. Jan spends much of her outdoors time in the Driftless Area and exploring and fishing in Minnesota’s Arrowhead Country.

Current Courses Offered by Jan Shepherd

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 streams and trout lakes. This course is scheduled to take full advantage of this fly-fishing opportunity. Beginners, as well as experienced fly…
Tue, Jul 6th, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 11th, 2021
Day 1; 9am - 5pm, Days 2-6; 10am - 9pm
Instructors: Mike Hero, Jan Shepherd

Past Courses Offered by Jan Shepherd

Fly Fishing the Gunflint Trail