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Okie Noodling

  • Release Date: Mar 10, 2001
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  • Runtime: 59 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, Outdoor Recreation, Sociology, Sports & Recreation
  • Director:Bradley Beesley


Fishing enthusiasts will spend hours debating the virtues of different rods, reels, lures, and types of bait, but there is a small but hardy group of anglers who have figured out a way to get by without any gear at all. This documentary takes a look at the phenomenon of "noodling," in which a fisherman literally takes a deep breath, ducks under the water, and snatches a fish with his bare hands. Needless to say, it's not a method that works for everyone, and a few noodlers have discovered the hard way...more