How to craft a Fishing Rod in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Get your very first Fishing Rod in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

As you get settled in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’ll want to learn how to craft useful items like a Fishing Rod. While some items require you to find a Recipe before you can craft them, you’re able to get the Recipe for the Fishing Rod quite quickly. To explain further, we’ve put together a guide on how to craft a Fishing Rod in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

How to craft a Fishing Rod in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to craft a Fishing Rod in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Speak with Tom Nook, then use the DIY Workbench to craft a Fishing Rod in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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If you’re wondering how to craft a Fishing Rod in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’ve come to the right place! Unlike items that require you to track down a Recipe first, the Fishing Rod is a little different in that you’ll be walked through the process of crafting it by Tom Nook.

Essentially, after the opening stages of the game when you’re able to freely wander about, you’ll want to make your way over to the Resident Services Building. Inside, speak with Tom Nook and ask him about his DIY workshop. He’ll give you a little rundown of the DIY Workbench, and then he’ll give you instructions to go find 5 Tree Branches to craft your first item.

Similar to gathering branches for firewood at the start of the game, you can pick up Tree Branches next to trees all around your island. Gather the requisite amount of Tree Branches, then return to Tom Nook. He’ll tell you to use the DIY Workbench that’s next to him, and then you’ll be walked through crafting a Flimsy Fishing Rod.

With your Flimsy Fishing Rod, you’ll be able to catch fish around your island, although this rod isn’t one that’s built to last. Fortunately, you can always craft another one by returning to the DIY Workbench and exchanging 5 Tree Branches for a brand new Flimsy Fishing Rod!

Now that you know how to craft a Fishing Rod in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, be sure to read through some of our other helpful guides including how to get the Slingshot in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, how to get Pocket Camp rewards in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and a list of all fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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