I have been a "Noodler" all my life. I grew up noodling the central Oklahoma rivers with my Dad and uncles. I got a chance to go to the annual noodling contest in Pauls Valley last summer. it was a great time. I would recommend it to anyone in the area. It is usually around the first weekend of July. Held at BOB's Pig Shop. I did'nt enter this contest but intend to the first time I am home when it is going on. I was surprised at the press that was there. Aside from the locals there were two foriegn film crews and one making a documentary.