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# Oct 25 2007 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
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This is an awful rod
# Jun 05 2006 at 7:27 AM Rating: Decent
Is it just me or does this rod absolutely suck?!

My reason is this, i am currently trying to skill from 26-31 Mithran Rod Frog Lure La Thiene etc...

The Bite rate is awful (was i just using the wrong ponds??) but when the fish did bite, i had so little time to reel them in, compared to the other rods i've used, this just seems to say "You don't know how much longer you can keep this on the line" almost a few seconds after i cast, i can't catch anything with it.

I originally tried using this to catch Nebimonites, and had the same, but figured as it's a rod for big fish and i was catching small fish, that this was my mistake. Now trying for bigger fishies, i find that this rod just absolutely bites hard and badly.
Where to buy...
# Mar 11 2006 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
168 posts
You can buy these at the Fishing Guild in Port Windurst (for about 25k when I bought mine on Shiva). Shop's open from 3:00-18:00, closed for holiday on Lightningday.
# Mar 21 2005 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
26 posts
I wonder, I'm not in to fishing but I need to break this rod, there have been non in any AH for a while, any tip's on how I can do this?
RE: Breaking
# Aug 05 2005 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
Yeah, I also need to break this rod for the Opo-opo crown quest. can't seem to do so...
Let me know if you have any info about breaking it, and I'll post if I find anything.
RE: Breaking
# Jan 04 2006 at 5:00 AM Rating: Decent
I read in a fishing guide that when you fish in Davoi you could fish up arrow wood lumber and break the rod by accident.

I havent tried this yet but if that takes too long I suggest the ferry, seems most my rods get broken there (although I use fast-water rods mainly)

RE: Breaking
# Jan 28 2006 at 6:12 PM Rating: Excellent
48 posts
The following catches can break the Mithran rod:

Three-eyed Fish, Jungle Catfish, Gavial Fish, Bastore Bream, Emperor Fish, Grimmonite, Gigant Squid, Takitaro, Black Sole, Sea Zombie, Titanictus, Arrowwood Log, Coral Fragment, Damp Scroll, Mythril Sword, Norg Shell, Rusty Greatsword.

For full info on where/how to catch these fish, check the Clan Wind Fishing Database.
RE: Breaking
# May 19 2006 at 10:37 AM Rating: Excellent
According to the top of Clan Wind's fishing page, it wasn't updated since sometime in '04. Try Kida's fishing page instead, it's up to date!

Post Patch
# Feb 23 2005 at 5:57 PM Rating: Excellent
1,392 posts
Hmmm... The new patch was just released, and it seems that this is now the best wooden fishing rod designed to catch large fish. Before the patch, it wasn't worth fishing with much else besides Composite, Mithran, or Lu Shang's.

With the new patch, I wonder if it be more advantageous to use a rod like the Carbon Fishing Rod or Tarutaru Fishing Rod that isn't designed to catch large fish (such as Composite) while targetting small fish such as Moat Carp?
RE: Post Patch
# Jun 19 2005 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
it's definitely better to use the smaller rods if you are targeting smaller fish. when you catch a small fish with a big rod, you will lose your catch because the fish is too small for the rod.

for anyone who's not familiar with matching up the fish to the rod, check out the fishing database at http://www.clanwind.com/ffxi/fishing/ . look up the fishies that you are trying to catch, and see whether they count as large or small.

when selecting which rod to use, read the rod's item description. if it says "designed for catching big fish," then don't use it if you're mainly trying to get the small ones. (sometimes i use a large rod anyway if a particular zone is breaking my small rods too often.)

p.s. in my opinion the best rod for moat carp is the carbon fiber rod.
RE: Post Patch
# Aug 08 2005 at 6:10 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
I have level 47 fishing, and have used both the Composite and Mithran rods (although not the Lu Shang's, which I really wish I had). What I have found is that, as people have said before, The Composite Rod is more durable, but there are some subtle differences when it comes to fishing. The Composite Rod seems to have a higher hook rate, i.e. more fish seem to bite the line. However, the Mithran rod tend to be ever so slightly easier to actually reel in fish with, i.e. less lost catches. Over the course of hundreds of stacks of fish, I have found this to be true, although the difference is not much. However, a much bigger difference is that, while using the Mithran rod, the fish is "too small" much less. Much less. Overall, if you're aiming for mainly small fish, the Mithran will do just as well as, if not better than, a small fishing rod such as the Tarutaru rod. For large fish or a combination of small and large, the Composite rod is the way to go.
Mithran, best rod?
# Jan 08 2005 at 12:46 PM Rating: Decent
Under some views, mithran is the best rod out there. Some may argue that composite's is, but it merely breaks less, while mithran in general has a higher catch rate. Lu shang's, is, obviously the best, but is not included since it is acquired by the 10k moat carp.
which is better?!
# Dec 24 2004 at 6:13 AM Rating: Decent
ugh will someone just verify if this rod is better or worse than mithran before i shell out the gil for one
# Oct 05 2004 at 11:19 PM Rating: Decent
270 posts
Best rod? I don't think so...
# Aug 15 2004 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
how much does one of these things run for in ah?
RE: price
# Oct 14 2004 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
249 posts
13k about
Sweet Deal
# Aug 14 2004 at 4:19 AM Rating: Decent
On Phoniex Server it sell for more broken than it does non-broken. I really like this rod i have not had trouble with it and it is a good rod to start out with if you have the money. And you dont have to worry about money saved for buying a new one when your current one breaks b/c you make money by getting a new one. Really a Sweet Deal
best fishing rod
# Jul 27 2004 at 2:27 AM Rating: Decent
81 posts
Funny how it's described as the best large fishing rod considering that Mithran breaks if you catch lumber while Composite doesn't.

I guess wether it's best or not depends on what you're going to use it for.

If you're talking about strength Composite is the best. Any other way of comparing rods (like catch rate) requires so much statistics that I'm a bit lazy to do it, but maybe someone else has.

Not to mention the Lu Shang's rod... That's a pretty good rod for big fish too I hear ;)
Things i need
# Jul 06 2004 at 8:59 PM Rating: Default
wat is the best fish to catch and wat rod and/or lure/bair wil i need to catch him and whom do i sell it to make the best amount of profit? a NPC or at AH if a NPC which one? and were may i find him? and which rod is the best rod that will rarely break and best lure? overall. this is important to me
# Jun 15 2004 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
125 posts
on kujata one sells for 3k more broken than non :|
im going to buy one and not be afraid to break it :)
mithran rod
# Mar 11 2004 at 3:38 AM Rating: Decent
lol the listing actually says eveything you wanted to know and i asked one of the questions! lol it's lvl 83 X.X i am not going to be able to repair anything for a long time
# Mar 11 2004 at 3:36 AM Rating: Decent
What does carpentry lvl need to be? I'm at 1 right now. lol but i'm planning on working on it. >^_^<
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 16 2004 at 6:17 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) when u think u see someone on a boat crafting a mirthran or a lu shang, most likely they r fixing there rod cause ive talked to a lot of ppl and if u see someone on a boat "makin rods" then they MOST LIKELY fixing them. when they fix them it says " Blah has synthesized Lu Shang Rod" or etc for other rods of the type.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 16 2004 at 6:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) when u think u see someone on a boat crafting a mirthran or a lu shang, most likely they r fixing there rod cause ive talked to a lot of ppl and if u see someone on a boat "makin rods" then they MOST LIKELY fixing them. when they fix them it says " Blah has synthesized Lu Shang Rod" or etc for other rods of the type.
# Jan 25 2004 at 3:58 PM Rating: Default
According to Moogle, it can be made using wind crystal + rattan lumber (?) + rainbow thread and carpentry skill of 80-something.
RE: Crafting
# Jan 27 2004 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
moogle? you mean the program called moogle?

is there one thats been translated to english?

Edited, Tue Jan 27 16:37:10 2004
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 26 2004 at 2:08 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Uh, in the US Moogle is a Mog, or the "house fairy that needs to be slapped all the time." Unless he the guy found some weird thing i don't know about with the same name...
RE: Crafting
# Apr 22 2004 at 3:22 AM Rating: Decent
what they are refering to is a search engine called moogle ie google *har har har* currently its only in jp, but english version is being translated.

it is a large database of guild recipes and whatnot. so there
Guild receipe?
# Jan 24 2004 at 10:44 PM Rating: Default
anyone know what meterials are needed to synthesize this fishing rod?

Meow, Diabolos
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 09 2003 at 6:46 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Anyone know where you can get these?
# Dec 05 2003 at 4:01 PM Rating: Default
So I'm on the boat on my way to Selbina, when all of a sudden (just before the boat leaves) 3 40+ redmages step on the boat. Cool I thought as I can look as some awesome stuff and drool. So then this one mage sits down and ends up CRAFTING these rods! whoa! Too bad I don't speak *** because maybe they would release their secret. Maybe someone can do some research on that one. I would assume that it is a carpentry skill.
RE: Crafted
# Dec 05 2003 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
Hmmm... seeing as I just read the other post... maybe they bought some broken ones and mended them?
# Dec 04 2003 at 6:25 PM Rating: Good
yup it can but they can be repaired using light crystal if your skills are high enough in carpentry
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