Testify is a visual poem adapted from the essay "Testament of a Fisherman" published in 1964 by Michigan author John Voelker.
Over 50 years later we filmed this video on and around the author's home waters of Marquette County on Michigan's Upper Peninsula because we believe the pure trout waters and relaxed pace of life of this region haven't changed much.
Today the need for time on a river and reconnection with nature are more important than ever--and Voelker's words still ring true.
Produced by: aaronpeterson.net
Music: "Rise" by Tony Anderson
Special thanks to Captain Brad Petzke of Rivers North Fly Fishing, Nick and Mike VanCourt, and Joel Lantz.
Voelker's works adapted with permission from his family and Kitchie Hill, Inc.