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Use to catch small fish. This rod is very difficult to break and catches a steady amount of fish.

Guild Level: Apprentice

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Reliable for small fish
# Nov 27 2005 at 7:53 PM Rating: Decent
94 posts
I've had this rod for a long while and only broke it once on a catch I probably should not have shot for in the first place. Rusty Subligaria/weapons and larger mobs will break this rod no sweat, so in general, avoid reeling anything in that will be a monster, big catch (!!!), or "having a bad/terrible feeling about" and you should go a long way with this rod. On Bahamut this rod is pretty cheap at 4-5K, so it's a pretty good choice on those starting out on fishing and targeting moat carp. At least it has been from my experience.
Post Patch
# Feb 23 2005 at 4:23 PM Rating: Excellent
1,392 posts
Hmmm... The new patch was just released, and it seems that this is now the best synthetic fishing rod designed to catch small fish. Before the patch, it wasn't worth fishing with much else besides Composite, Mithran, or Lu Shang's. This rod was only used in very specific areas due to it breaking so often on items and large fish. Perhaps with the new "fishing instinct" and rod changes, this will change?

With the new patch, will it be more advantageous to use a rod that isn't designed to catch large fish (such as Composite) while targetting small fish such as Moat Carp?
RE: Post Patch
# Mar 14 2005 at 10:41 AM Rating: Decent
Well i tried to use a composite rod for carp but i could'nt pull them out because the hook was too big or something like that, Im using the Carbon Rod for Carp, only broken 2 time and it was because i was too unskilled and too bold on some hard catch.

In windurst Wood with that rod with one stack of insect ball: at least 8-10 Carp, 1 rusted legging and some time a copper Ring, with luck sometime you can pull out a Gold Carp. When the reeling is too hard i just cancel and reel back, better lose 30 gil of a insect past than selling the broken carbon rod for half the price (7k and 3k the broken one on Asura) unless you have a alchemist friend its only cost a light crystal.

To make it brief its a very reliable rod for carp IMO.
Decent Rod
# Jan 10 2005 at 4:35 PM Rating: Decent
This Rod is decent. I have a fishing skill of 8 and mine has only broke once. You have to know where and when to fish with each rod and they wont break so fast. These Rods are beasts for catching Carps.
shitty rod
# Nov 04 2004 at 4:32 PM Rating: Default
this rod is **** it broke like 50 times in one day and i kept on reparing it and stuff.. it just sucks, u better save for a comp all of u
help me out
# Aug 01 2004 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
what is the best fish i can catch with a carbon rod lvl 7 almost 8 besides carp ??????
# Jun 08 2004 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
do people read? i myself prefer a bamboo for some carp even tho it breaks easily its cheep so yeah, but i also like the composite but its expensive
# May 28 2004 at 6:59 AM Rating: Decent
129 posts
Where have u been fishing with the Carbon rod?

Edited, Fri May 28 07:58:58 2004
Never break a rod again
# Apr 21 2004 at 4:54 PM Rating: Excellent
If you really want to know how to keep poles from breaking and get the fish you want then go to http://www.fishermanrods.net/database_e.cfm and check to see if the rod will break by the area. This is one of the most useful fishing sites I have ever seen. I have bought ONE Carbon Fishing rod about 3 months ago and have NEVER broken it thanks to this site. my fishing is is now 21 too ^^.

At some point it will become inevitable that I will break a rod. I hope to have liu's by then and hopefully enough woodworking to fix it.

Edited, Wed Apr 21 17:51:44 2004
Great for MC
# Apr 21 2004 at 2:57 PM Rating: Decent
This is the best rod for Moat Carp besides Lu Shangs Fishing Rod.
I recommend this highly for the Lu Shang rod quest in Port San'doria.
carbon fishing rod
# Apr 20 2004 at 4:34 PM Rating: Decent
This is one of the better rods, although it can be broken. I use it for moat carp and tri-colored carp. The rod is expensive for a beginner but it will pay for itself. It is a good rod if u want to lvl your fishing skills quickly.
# Feb 23 2004 at 3:58 PM Rating: Default
Theres not a pole in the game that wont break, I broke two composites in 30 mins on the boat with fishing skill 25+4. You just have to know the limits of the pole and where and when to use them. I use carbons to fish MC as I have no losses. If it breaks it sells for half price and I buy another. At that rate the third one is free. Mine last me 2 weeks of fishing 4 hours a day every day.

There is no perfect pole, even liu's breaks.
This rod is EASY to break!
# Feb 16 2004 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
311 posts
I've broken this sucker several times. If you're a lower level fishing, us a Fast water fishing rod instead. Unless you have ~Lv. 45 Alchemy, i'd recommend against this rod if possible.

The upside is that it is one of the best performing rods for small fish out there, next to Lu Shang's, but it will break on garbage items.
# Feb 09 2004 at 1:34 PM Rating: Default
Im not exactly sure, but i heard from japanise friends that ot was 83 in alchamy, but that seems alittle extreme. The fact of the matter is, yould probably be better off useing a Clothespole rod. which i heard takes like 50 woodworking skill to fix. These are all tenative numbers however, i'm just trying to shed some light on the situaton.
# Feb 09 2004 at 12:58 PM Rating: Default
I see,but Light Crystal are expensive ;(
# Feb 03 2004 at 8:46 PM Rating: Default
Craft with a Light Crystal to fix broken rods
broken rod
# Feb 03 2004 at 12:25 AM Rating: Default
you need lvl 18 in alchemy to fix a glass fiber rod with a light crystal
Rod Repair
# Feb 02 2004 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
I think I read somewhere that you need a Light Crystal in order to repair a rod. You fuse the rod and the crystal together to get a mended rod. I dont remember what skill is needed to do this though. I will look around and reply back if I find out.
How to fix it?
# Jan 30 2004 at 1:34 AM Rating: Default
yeah mine broke too...oh well sold for 2k at the AH even while broken. Fast sell too, high demeand for the people that repair these things....buy how??
Nice rod but...
# Jan 19 2004 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
I hit lvl 3 fishing and mine broke... id like to know what i need to fix it with its a nice rod. Ill buy another but if it a reasonable lvl to fix id rather do that in the future.
# Jan 14 2004 at 9:30 PM Rating: Default
what skill is required to repair this rod?
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