This interesting documentary takes you into the world of noodling, which is the 'art' of catching huge catfish with your hands, usually along snake infested riverbeds and lakebeds. The film focuses on 3 different noodlers as they prepare for the annual Okie Noodling championship, held annually in Paul's Valley, Oklahoma. Each contestant has a distinct personality and is confident that their method is the best.
The filmmakers do a great job of capturing the ethos of each noodler and highlighting the pride and heritage they have with the sport. There is an acknowledgement from the noodlers that the practice of noodling is decidedly 'low class,' but a pride in having a unique skill passed on from their families. The noodlers also exhibit the classic 'soft hands' disdain for those that might look down their noses. Instead of poking fun of the contestants (a la Hands on a Hardbody), the filmmakers highlight the sport and the community of noodlers in a way that provides a real look at what noodling is.