Mitt Romney won’t noodle with Paul Ryan

Chris Moody

LAS VEGAS—Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will spend a lot of time together over the next four months—and if they have their way, the next eight years—but when Ryan takes his next trip to noodle himself some catfish, he'll be on his own.

"Noodling" is a form of fishing in which the sportsman reaches his bare hand beneath the water toward the mouth of the catfish. When it bites down, they hoist the creature out and wrestle it to dry land.

Ryan loves it. But Romney, well, not so much, according to a forthcoming interview with People magazine:

PEOPLE: The congressman likes to "noodle," which is wrestling catfish bare-handed, I hear. Have the two of you made a noodling date yet?

MITT ROMNEY: "Uh, I'm not going to be doing a lot of noodling.  I enjoy fly-fishing, but noodling, I'm afraid, I'll leave to Paul."