Trout Tickling

 This 🐟 was 🎣 with  @maddiebrenneman and  @martinpazdan  on the Colorado River | Photo by The Curated Feast

This 🐟 was 🎣 with @maddiebrennemanand @martinpazdan on the Colorado River | Photo by The Curated Feast

I'm so tickled! Well, the trout is.

Trout tickling has been practiced for many centuries. (Nope, I'm not kidding.) Shakespeare mentioned this curiously named practice in Twelfth Night, saying:

"Close, in the name of jesting! Lie thou there, for here comes the trout that must be caught with tickling."

And in the interest of clarification, trout tickling is defined as "the mystical art of rubbing a trout's underbelly until it goes into a lax, trance-like state." It's apparently similar to catfish noodling, but let's not even go there.

***And here are some more photos, just for fun! It was a beautiful day out on the Colorado River.

 Martin | Photo by The Curated Feast

Martin | Photo by The Curated Feast

 Photo by The Curated Feast

Photo by The Curated Feast

 Maddie and Mimi | Photo by The Curated Feast

Maddie and Mimi | Photo by The Curated Feast

 More tickling? | Photo by The Curated Feast

More tickling? | Photo by The Curated Feast

 Photo by The Curated Feast

Photo by The Curated Feast

 Photo by The Curated Feast

Photo by The Curated Feast

 Photo by The Curated Feast

Photo by The Curated Feast

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