Primitive Casting-Rod

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Primitive Casting-Rod
Primitive Casting-Rod.png
No line/hook » No hook » Fully equipped
Vital statistics
Size 1 x 3
Skill(s) RequiredSpecific needed skills.<br>The default skills every hearthling starts off with, Oral Tradition, Primitive Tools & Wilderness Survival), are ignored. Fishing
Object(s) Required Tree Bough x3; Block of Wood x1, String x4, Leather x1, Cloth x1;Fishline, Fish Hook, Fishing Lure
Produced By Hand
Required By (38) Abyss Gazer, Asp, Bass, Bream, Brill, Burbot, Carp, Catfish, Cave Sculpin, Cavelacanth, Chub, Cod, Eel, Grayling, Haddock, Herring, Ide, Lavaret, Mackerel, Mullet, Pale Ghostfish, Perch, Pike, Plaice, Pomfret, Roach, Rose Fish, Ruffe, Saithe, Salmon, Silver Bream, Smelt, Sturgeon, Tench, Trout, Whiting, Zander, Zope
Slot(s) Occupied 5L or 5R
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Icon keyboard.pngCraft > Clothes & Equipment > Hook, Line & Sinker > Primitive Casting-Rod

The Primitive Casting-Rod is, as the name suggests, a tool used to catch fish, one of the staple food source early on for beginners. It must be equipped to one hand and is used by the Fish command on a body of water. For more information check the Fishing page.

The Primitive Casting-Rod uses lures instead of bait.

How to Acquire

Create a pole with the crafting recipe.

Now, you need to add a line, a hook, and some kind of fishing lure before you can use the fishing pole.

Hook The most accessible hook is the bone hook, which is made from bones, easily obtained from animals, particularly chickens and squirrels. The metal hook requires a Nugget of Common Metal.


As of Fishing for Finery (2021-04-25) fishline is now a crafted item with 8 varieties. The simplest one is Bushcraft Fishline, made out of 2 String.

Fishing Lure

To fish with this casting rod you need to have some kind of lure equipped. Early accessible fishing lures are: Woodfish, Rock Lobster Lure, Feather Fly and Pinecone Plug. If you have a farm set up, then Poppy Wobbler is a good choice too.

To equip the fishing pole with fishing line and other necessities, left click on the item to select it and then right click it onto the fishing pole. If you want to swap something out, you can take it apart again by right clicking on the fishing pole and selecting Unequip, which will return all the parts to your inventory.

How to Fish

Cast into any body of water.

After a few seconds, a list of fish appear with the chance to catch each type of fish. The number of options to appear is based on the character's Will and Survival.

The type of fish that appear and the chance to catch them are determined by your fishing gear, the moon phase, and the local fish node, along with a chance to catch that particular fish. The first percentage is the chance that the fish will bite and the second percentage is the chance to land the fish if it bites. The final percentage is the likelihood that you will obtain the fish.

If you do not select an option, you will automatically pick the fish with the highest catching chance.


  • Will and Survival determine the number of fish you can choose from using the following formula:

Game Development

  • Fishing for Finery (2021-04-25) >"Fishlines. The various string items previously passing for fishlines (e.g. "Spindly Taproot") are no longer the hot things to use. Instead, there are 8 new, craftable fishlines. ..."