How to make a fishing rod in Minecraft

Fishing Rod

fishing rod is an item in Minecraft which can be used to catch fish. Follow the steps in the tutorial below to craft a fishing rod!

Minecraft Versions • Required Items • Instructions

Minecraft Versions

Minecraft Bedrock Edition1.0.0
Minecraft Java Edition1.0.0

Required Items

  • 3 Sticks
  • 2 String


Time needed: 1 minute.

A fishing rod is crafted with a crafting table from 3 sticks and 2 string. The crafting process creates 1 fishing rod for each set of ingredients used.

  1. Open the crafting menu

    With 3 sticks and 2 string in your inventory, open the crafting menu. You will be presented with the 3×3 crafting grid.

    Minecraft Make a Fishing Rod - Step 1

  2. Arrange the items on the crafting grid

    To make a fishing rod, arrange the sticks and string on the crafting grid. Each item must be placed in the position seen in the fishing rod crafting recipe below. When complete, the fishing rod will appear to the right of the 3×3 crafting grid.

    Minecraft Make a Fishing Rod - Crafting Recipe

    The crafting recipe for a fishing rod is 3 sticks and 2 string arranged in the following pattern:
    Row 1: empty, empty, stick
    Row 2: empty, stick, string
    Row 3: stick, empty, string

  3. Place the completed fishing rod in your player inventory

    Select the fishing rod and move it into your player inventory.

    Minecraft Make a Fishing Rod - Step 3


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