A new Ten Rivers Trip episode is out:
WHY WE DO TEN RIVERS TRIP
After a long and cold Norwegian winter, we’re finally set to release the first episode of season two of Ten Rivers Trip. “Spellbound by the Moon” is a downright declaration of love for nature, fly fishing and the Trysil area in Norway. The film is now available free of charge on You Tube.
English subs are available.
This year we’ll be making two episodes. The first is out now, and the second will be released at the end of April. The first episode is about spring and early summer fly fishing in the south-eastern parts of Norway, or more precisely: Trysil, Rena and a few secret spots in the northern parts of Hedmark municipality.
Ten Rivers Trip are nature documentaries where fly fishing is a common theme, the megaphone for the good story about respect for nature and care for our habitats, waters and rivers.
Ten Rivers Trip was originally formulated as a dogma and a few rules to make fly fishing more interesting and rewarding for me and my son trying to trace the core values of fishing.
Recently Ten Rivers Trip has evolved into a concept where we explore sustainable fly fishing, taking care of both the environment and the fish in our rivers and waters.
A few years ago, the answer would be easy: I am driven by the urge to catch an even bigger trout than last season.
I guess a lot of us are fly fishing on that motivation. But ask yourself the following question:
If catching the biggest fish was your aim, why don’t you just fish a put-and-take lake where you are guaranteed a five-pound trout in every third cast?
The answer is of course as obvious as the question is stupid. It’s not only about the fish, fly fishing is about nature and the days out by our rivers and waters.
It’s about time to discuss if we are about to lose our core value and fly fishing culture in the pursuit of trophies and likes on social media?
To us, stories about fly fishing is synonymous with stories about life itself and nature. A well-produced nature documentary is exploring the relationship between people and the nature they are a part of. That’s why fly fishing is both important and not important in our films. In Ten Rivers Trip fly fishing is the bond that ties Kjell and Lukas with rocks and trees and forms a whole that is more important to the story than the large trout, expensive equipment and Facebook poses with a fish out of its element.
That’s why honesty is both the obvious tool but also the hard choice we have to make when we tell our stories about our trips. We would love to brag about fish, but to often other elements from our hikes are more important than a golden hog netted from the river.
We need to tell our stories straight and with honesty. Uncompromising storytelling of lost fish, no fish and of course the odd spectacular brownie is what makes the story real and true to the actual days at the river.
Our perception of the forest, rivers and mountains are fundamental guides in how we see ourselves, the world and how we choose to live our lives.
The sun in the sky, the moon at night, the birch tree in the forest, the majestic mountain peaks, the frog in the lake and the Lynx outside our cabin walls are our life coaches.
Nature is our Zen-master. The river bank is our confessional.
We hope you like our nature documentaries and fly fishing. Telling stories about fishing becomes more and more important as we urbanize and distant ourselves from nature. Therefore, we urge you and everyone to share your stories, and please share ours.
Please note that we are not sponsored by anyone and have no other motives than telling our story and shorten the dark and cold winter in Norway.