New Noodler’s Ink Labels


In my email this morning was an announcement from the distributor that “Noodler’s is going back to where it all started, the Catfish! Most of the new ink labels have the classic Noodler’s label of the Catfish. Some labels have descriptions below the catfish picture explaining the ink properties.”

To be honest, when I think of Noodler’s, I always picture the catfish. Certainly there have been other memorable labels, but the catfish is the one that stays with me.

Here is a peak at what is to come.





  1. I doubt that many/most of your readers are aware of the relationship between the term “noodling” and catfish. Other than those from Oklahoma or Missouri where “noodling” for catfish is common, no one might connect the two. Sent from my iPad 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 ankh-wedja seneb dif-tor heh smusma


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    • Thanks for explaining that. It is also “the action of improvising or playing casually on a musical instrument”, but I grew up in the south where noodling was more often related to catfish.


  2. It’s the end of an era. I’m happy to own 18 bottles of Noodler’s ink, all with different labels. It’s sad that Nathan is taking this extreme about-face after the Bernanke Red controversy. He was right to change that label, but now, settling on only one image for all the inks seems like a sort of punishment.

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    • It always amazed me that Nathan could come up with so many different labels. Suppressing art and artists is anathema to me. I hope Noodler’s survives despite the attacks and desertions by supposed “friends”. Meh. What a world!


      • Goulet is stocking Noodler’s again and the apology and accompanying actions seemed very sincere to me, so I think he’ll be fine.
        Nathan is probably grateful that his friends gave him a chance to make amends and some necessary changes.

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        • Thanks for the update.


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