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Show of hands -- who here's been noodling?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by novelist_wannabe, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    So I'm watching public television and there's this documentary about noodlers, fishermen who wade into the water and catch catfish by hand. Pretty primal-looking stuff. These places looked pretty snaky to me, but these dudes weren't scared of anything, and they kept ducking under water and pulling labrador-sized fish out with their hands. Nucking futs, if you ask me, but then again, is this a great country or what?
  2. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    And the award for the most random thread and post goes to .......... novelist_wannabe.

    To answer your question, though, I often noodle in bars, just wander aimlessly with my eyes closed and hands outstretched. I'm not sure those were catfish that I was grabbing, however. Although, the labrador simile has often been very apt.
  3. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    I only like noodling after sex.
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I'd raise my hand, but it's inside a giant catfish.
  5. joe

    joe Active Member

    Corollary to an urban legend is the rural legend about a guy handfishing and having a snapping turtle bite off a couple of his fingers.
  6. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Oh, man, I'm going here with much trepidation, but ... there was one guy on the documentary talking about his dad getting his arm all chewed up by a beaver ...
  7. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Man, that must have been a deep beaver......I can only get 3-4 fingers in most beaver holes that I've encountered....
  8. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    That happens.
    It's just a crazy hobby.
  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I'll admit it. I've noodled.

    But we called it "grabbin."

    Good times.

    Caught some big ass fish, too.
  10. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    I had never heard of noodling until just now.
  11. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Any more than two and I'm wondering why I can get that many in there.
  12. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

    Crazy fuckers.

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