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Drawn from a lifetime of passion for fishing, these stories focus on one man's angling adventures at the world's most exotic locations. Jim Chapralis began fishing at age eight, became immediately addicted, and for the next six decades found a way to fish in 40 countries.
The term noodling, although today used primarily towards the capture of flathead catfish, can and has been applied to all hand fishing methods, regardless of the method or species of fish sought. Where the name noodling originated is not actually known, but the name is not at all illustrative of the dangerous craft.
I grew up hunting and fishing every weekend with my dad. My grandfather started the business in 1946 as just a place that sold worms, and my dad took it over in 1979. I watched my dad grow the business and broaden it to both fishing and hunting. I worked as just an employee through my childhood and worked my way up to running the business in 2002. I bought it in 2013.