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How to Make the Best Fishing Rod in Minecraft

Posted: Nov 10, 2021 in Minecraft

mc head By Kevin Lott


Everyone has used a fishing rod at least once. Whether it was real life, or in-game. Surprisingly, one of the most effective ways to get the rarest stuff in Minecraft is with ol’ reliable, the Fishing Rod. But sadly, the chance of that happening with a plain old stick and string is close to zero. This is where enchantments come in, with their epic fantasy nature imbuing the Fishing Rod with everything it needs to grant you everything your heart desires. Today, we’re going to go over how to create the best Fishing Rod in Minecraft. Let’s begin.

Craft a Fishing Rod

To make a Fishing Rod is pretty simple. Just a bit of sticks and string and you’re ready to go! But you probably knew that. What you wanna do is craft the best one, not just any old thing. For the best possible outcome, we’re gonna need more than sticks and string.

The process of making the ultimate Fishing Rod is strenuous, complex, and somewhat endgame. When we’re talking the best of the best, that means pulling out the big guns. Since there’s no better version of the Fishing Rod, that means we must move on to enchantments.

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Now this is going to be the hard part, because to acquire the best Fishing Rod we’re going to need all the best enchantments. Combining multiple high level enchantments of high rarity onto the same Fishing Rod is extremely difficult. First, let’s go over what enchantments we’re aiming for.

Luck of the Sea III – Increases the chances of catching valuable items. Things like enchanted books , Nautilus Shells, and Bows.

Lure III – Increases the rate of fish biting your hook. This will allow you to acquire more items at a faster rate.

Mending – Uses XP to mend your Fishing Rod. This enchantment is particularly strong with Fishing Rods as the act of fishing rewards enough XP to overcome the durability cost of fishing assuming you use Unbreaking. Ironically enough, one of the primary methods of finding Mending is fishing. There are other ways to find this enchantment, however.

Unbreaking III – Increases the durability of your Fishing Rod. This is a fairly simple

To apply all of these enchantments onto the Fishing Rod is to achieve ultimate success. There is nothing superior to you, but that is to say, how do you do that?

How to obtain enchantments

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There are three ways you can obtain these enchantments. (besides commands) You can enchant your Fishing Rod in an Enchanting Table or find an enchanted book. The Enchanting Table will be your best bet, as you can keep rolling until you get it, instead of just looting chests and villages, as the chances of finding a book or villager willing to trade the ideal enchantments are extremely low. If you do happen to find a book with the enchantment you want, just use an anvil to apply the book to the Fishing Rod.


Welp, that’s all there is to it! Making the ultimate Fishing Rod is much more difficult than you would think, but that’s because of how many enchantments it takes. Finding one enchantment is easy, but to aim for every single one on the same Fishing Rod simultaneously is quite the task. In any case, I’m sure you can handle it! Just get to grinding. Have a great day!

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