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How to make a fishing rod in Minecraft

Fishing is a great way for players to get their food in Minecraft, as well as a lot of other things!

 

Fishing is actually one way that players are able to obtain enchanted books, nautilus shells, and so many more amazing items in Minecraft. Considering how overpowered the fishing game mechanics are, there is no reason not to fish in any Minecraft world. You can collect so many things, and an enchanted fishing rod has even more chances to catch some amazing items!

 

Items you need to make a fishing rod:

The materials you will need in order to craft a fishing rod are: 

  1. Crafting table
  2. 3 sticks
  3. 2 string

 

How to make a fishing rod in Minecraft?

 

Making a fishing rod is really easy. The first block you will need in making a fishing rod is a crafting table.

 

Step 1: The first step to making a crafting table is converting any of your recently acquired logs into wooden planks. To make wooden planks, simply place the logs that were collected into one of the slots in the survival inventory crafting table, as demonstrated below.


Place the logs in Crafting table


Step 2: Once the logs are converted into wooden planks, you can then progress to making a crafting table. To make a crafting table, place four wooden planks in the survival crafting menu to fill each of the slots in the square once, as demonstrated below.


Place four wooden planks in crafting menu


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Step 3: To eventually make a fishing rod, you have to make sticks. You can use the survival inventory crafting table or the crafting table you just created to make your sticks. 


Step 4: To make sticks, place two blocks of wooden planks above each other on either the left or right side of the square, as shown below.


Use crafting table to make your sticks

 

Step 5: Now you have to go and get your string. String can be obtained by killing spiders.

 

 

Once you have 2 pieces of string, you’re ready to make your fishing rod.

 

Open the crafting table GUI and place your sticks diagonally across the crafting table. Under the top-most stick, place your two string. This will create a fishing rod, as shown below. 


Open the crafting table GUI and place your sticks diagonally across the crafting table

 

How to use a fishing rod in Minecraft?

 

To use a fishing rod, right click while by a body of water to throw your fishing line.


To use a fishing rod, right click while by a body of water to throw your fishing line

 

Now you must wait until you see flecks of water rushing to your line and the hook bobs under the water.


Wait until you see flecks of water rushing to your line and the hook bobs under the water

 

Right clicking will retract the fishing rod, and if you timed it right you should pull in an item!


Right clicking will retract the fishing rod


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FAQs on Fishing Rod


Q. How many types of fishes can a fishing rod catch?

Fishing rods can catch four types of fish: raw cod, raw salmon, tropical fish, and pufferfish.


Q. What is the durability of a fishing rod?

Fishing rods have a durability of 64 without enchantments, meaning you can use them for 64 turns before they break.


Conclusion

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Congratulations! You have now succeeded in making a fishing rod! You may now go about your Minecraft world fishing until your heart's content. Fishing is a great source of food in Minecraft as well as a great way to get some overpowered enchanted books. Fishing used to be the way that the most experienced players would enchant all of their belongings by using AFK fishing farms, but then those were removed from the game entirely. Regardless, fishing is a great pastime in the game of Minecraft and it’s something you can really benefit from.

 

Happy fishing!


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