Chapter 15 of The Bark of the Bog Owl details a fishing trip in which Aidan and his feechie friends Doyno and Branko “grabble” catfish–which is to say, catch them with their hands. Not all readers realize that this is a real pastime among some of our more feechiefied friends and neighbors. It seems to be called “noodling” more often than “grabbling.” Here’s a movie of a couple of old boys who are gifted catfish noodlers. Perhaps the most feechiefied moment of the movie is when the cameraman zooms in on the bloodied forearm of the combatant and says “Show your mama.” Tres feechie.
Thanks to Joe Thacker for nominating our feechies of the week.
p.s. I just noticed that the header refers to our feechies of the week as rednecks. It’s not a word I use, and I would prefer that it not be on my blog. But these guys are so brilliant I would hate to deprive my readers of them. So scratch out ‘redneck’ and write in ‘feechie.’