When Marty Stillwell goes fishing, he doesn’t require a rod and reel, or pole; he doesn’t even need water.
All the Mt. Sherman resident carries is a sack to put his catch in and plenty of patience, for Stillwell is a dryland fish hunter.
Dryland fish is what many people in Kentucky and Tennessee call a type of mushroom known as a morel. Other terms also exist for the delicacy - hickory chicken, sponge mushroom or merkels (miracles, based on a story of how a mountain family was saved from starvation by eating morels).