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# Aug 06 2007 at 5:34 PM Rating: Excellent
Mistress of Gardening
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lol its was a joke... dont be angry
# May 26 2006 at 4:19 AM Rating: Decent
lol i was joking around dont get the rogue rig at all!!! but the low grade sabiki rig... its a must yo!
the right way
# May 26 2006 at 3:13 AM Rating: Decent
lol the best place to use this lore is in salt water... or i think... but any way if you have the extra gil or you wana go for the extra mile then get the rogue rig cause its better and also help on lvling fishing
# Nov 09 2005 at 11:33 PM Rating: Decent
155 posts
I lost this rig multiple times in Port Windurst for no apparent reason. I got zero rusty items or whatever, I waited to reel the fish in when it had zero hp left, and I was making better money and having more success with lugworms. Even at lvl 7 fishing I lost one. I know it was a bit early, but these things I was catching were easier than pie. I used a Yew rod if that had anything to do with it. Gonna read that link everyone's passing around tomorrow, I have to go to bed... >_>

Edit: I just got another one and I haven't lost it over 5 or so stacks of fish.

Edited, Thu Nov 10 22:05:35 2005
# Jun 18 2005 at 12:09 PM Rating: Good
25 posts
My skill was about 15 and I got it.
But I failed 4 times first ><
# Dec 04 2004 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
88 posts
I have caught like 3 stacks of bastore sardines with this rig and I am lvl 1. I havent had 1 skill up...not even .1
RE: why?
# May 31 2005 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
375 posts
you dont need to sign up at the fishing guild to get skill ups.
you can get to level 10 before you get capped and need to sign up to continue your fishing journey.

3 stacks is not much... patience is the key to fishing
RE: why?
# Jan 14 2005 at 4:12 PM Rating: Default
You must sign up at the fishing guild silly!
RE: why?
# Jan 18 2005 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
42 posts
I did not sign up for fishing guild before and I still could level my fishing till level 6 and I gave it up coz I just don't like fishing in this game. It's a waste of time unless u ....... (fill in anything u want).
Ice fishing
# Sep 16 2004 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
167 posts
Yes, I confirm that I caught Icefish with this rig in the Glacier ( only got monsters with the pond by the tower but got icefish by the eastern pond).
In Bibiki Bay my friend level 15 fishing used this rig to catch Quus but his mithran rod broke, i think he grabbed a coral fragment =)
Also used this rig to get sardines when I was level 0-10 fishing.

Edited, Wed Oct 6 14:44:14 2004
# Aug 03 2004 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
Prettier Than You
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Yes, And I've caught Yellow Globes off of Qufim Island on the Northernmost beach with this while I was waiting for Clippers to spawn.
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fresh water fish
# Jul 01 2004 at 2:16 PM Rating: Default
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The Sabiki Rig is for salt water fish. The only exception are Yellow Globes which can be found in salt and fresh water.

This is also able to catch Icefish (freswater) and Sandfish (also freshwater). I haven't gone after icefish yet, but I've caught up to 3 sandfish at a time with this in Rabao.

Yellow Globes cannot be caught in fresh water, if you know of a place where they can tell me and I'll go try it out.
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RE: fresh water fish
# Jul 11 2004 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
I've caught Yellow Globes at the lake in Qufim Island.
RE: fresh water fish
# Jan 21 2005 at 1:32 AM Rating: Decent
82 posts
Quifm lake is too close to the ocean to be freshwater. Its probably supposed to be a saltpond
RE: fresh water fish
# Jul 21 2004 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
RE: fresh water fish
# Jan 27 2005 at 6:53 PM Rating: Default
i catch yellow globes all the time in port jeuno waiting for the airship, only lvl 9 fishing but have caught maybe 7 stacks of yellow globes, bastore sardines, and even a couple jellyfish.
# Mar 26 2004 at 5:59 PM Rating: Default
fishermen get 4x +1 gear
# Mar 15 2004 at 10:06 PM Rating: Excellent
87 posts
This site has a link to the rod breaking tester, game weekday effects, moon phases, airship departure times, xp charts, and more. http://mysterytour.web.infoseek.co.jp/ffxi/us/index.html
-wonders if there might be effects from moon phases on tides and therefore fishing-
RE: fishermen get 4x +1 gear
# Mar 31 2004 at 5:50 PM Rating: Decent
59 posts
yes moon phase does affect / effect (dunno which one) fishing, best fishing is below <10% and >90% ^_^ keep this in mind, altho at a certain lvl of fishing it doesn't really matter when you going for low fish, cuz well you just keep catching em anyway :P
# Feb 11 2004 at 6:04 PM Rating: Default
Hey i've been making sabiki rigs and the only skill that has gone up is clothcraft. i'm a level 22 goldsmith/level 6 weaver. If this doesnt work for goldsmithing can someone recommend the best recipie to use from 22-30.
RE: Goldsmithing
# May 26 2004 at 6:17 PM Rating: Decent
1,314 posts
Goldsmithing (21) means it caps at 21, that's probably why you were not getting any goldsmithing points.. heh
# Jan 27 2004 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
heh, cymmina this is cheap to make. its worth it to ride to windy and buy 12 cotton threads off the AH for ~4k a stack(if you can buy 2 stacks and enough ingots to make 8 rigs). buy a stack or two of copper ingots from the guild or something before you leave bastok and thats it. you got 4 rigs selling at ~2.5k+ a piece. wish I had my goldsmithing higher, id make these >.<

I will say, for beeing a lvl 21goldsmith these are quite cheap to make. my lvl 24cloth is costing me 6k+ per synth though I do make a little profit its a lot of capital to start ^.^

Edited, Tue Jan 27 17:28:32 2004
Crafting/Fishing experience
# Jan 27 2004 at 3:58 PM Rating: Default
I've crafted this item as a 20 goldsmith and 0 clothcraft. Furthermore I've fished using sabiki rig and Carbon rod in Port Bastok numerous times. It works great.... except that I've had my rod broken and lost the sabiki rig twice... I assume the 2 Carbon Rods broke on rusty gear, I wish the game would tell you what breaks your rod, but oh well... I think I'll wait until I can afford a mithran rod to give it another shot.
RE: Crafting/Fishing experience
# Jan 28 2004 at 10:19 AM Rating: Good
I've seen this 'breaking a fishing rod' site many times now. It is very good:


Skill level
# Jan 26 2004 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
277 posts
I am a recruit in both clothcraft and goldsmithing (both 11 skill). The advanced synth support NPC at the goldsmith guild told me I should try making these at my skill level and gave me the recipe. Haven't tried yet, though (cotton thread isn't cheap in Bastok).
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 20 2004 at 1:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) read the thing...goldsmithing AND clothcraft...
# Jan 13 2004 at 5:15 PM Rating: Default
335 posts
I have broken a carbon rod with sabiki at Mhaura...

I have never broken my fastwater rod...it's worked very nice...all the way to lvl 10, then I switched rod/lure for a larger fish combo...

Plus, the fastwater rod is cheaper =)
can it be used for moat carps?
# Jan 08 2004 at 11:59 AM Rating: Default
can it be used for moat carps?
RE: can it be used for moat carps?
# Jan 08 2004 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
949 posts
No. The Sabiki Rig is for salt water fish. The only exception are Yellow Globes which can be found in salt and fresh water.
RE: can it be used for moat carps?
# May 09 2006 at 4:16 AM Rating: Decent
64 posts
Actually, Yellow Globes are Saltwater. Their little picture/description says so ^^
RE: can it be used for moat carps?
# Mar 26 2004 at 2:43 PM Rating: Excellent
149 posts
D'oooooooooooohhhh... I've been trying this off and on in the moats around San D'Oria. Heh. Now that'sfunny, thinking about all those hours patiently waiting and getting the inevitable "you didn't catch anything"!!
Heh, the fish are down there going "Yeah....? What d'you want us to do with this...?
sabiki rig
# Jan 07 2004 at 7:03 PM Rating: Default
Your rod will never break wen using sabiki rig because it only targets small fish
RE: sabiki rig
# Feb 24 2004 at 12:37 AM Rating: Decent
1,914 posts
I broke a fiberglass rod with a sabiki rig at selbina. They can break a rod.
RE: sabiki rig
# Jan 08 2004 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
949 posts
The lure or bait matters not. You can still catch rusty leggings which breaks everything except Mithran, Composite, and Lu Shang's rods.
RE: sabiki rig
# May 09 2006 at 4:22 AM Rating: Decent
64 posts
Rusty Items have been known to break Mithran rod. They're more durable than other rusty-breakable rods but yeah, they can break alright.

Breakable rods won't break on the first rusty item ... but they WILL break ... eventually. Basically you cross your fingers and hope ;;
RE: sabiki rig
# Jan 13 2004 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
rusty items wont break bamboo rods every time--give it a shot.
I fished from the pier in Port Windurst (by the fisherman's guild) for a couple of days, made fish skill 7, and never broke my bamboo rod (just stick with lugworms and you'll be fine) .
RE: sabiki rig
# Jan 13 2004 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
You can break a rod while using Sabiki Rig. I loaned my friend my rig, was standing right next to him as his rod snapped. Was in Selbina. I've never lost a rig (except that one :/ ) but you can lose it if your skill is too low for your equipment. His skill was low and his pole was too much for him. Sure you're not gonna lose it in a level 0 fishing area like Port Windurst.
RE: sabiki rig
# Jan 13 2004 at 5:06 PM Rating: Default
Lost one in Selbina, too. That hurts...
# Jan 06 2004 at 7:04 AM Rating: Decent
A high lvl japaneese player told me to use Sabiki Rig in Mhuara with the Fiber Carbon Pole. That combo will never break at the docks there he said. You catch Bastore Sardines, Yellow Globes, Silver Rings & Rusty Items. Yellow Globes(12) sell for about 3-4k on Lakshmi server. Im up to lvl 9 just by fishing there. I still have the same pole it hasn't broke yet.
Sabiki Rig
# Dec 31 2003 at 2:40 PM Rating: Default
Its a fishing lure that can catch up to 3 fish at a time. I got this lure yesterday and only cought 3 types of fish so far. Bastore Sardine, Quus, and something else i dont remember
Sabiki rig :(
# Dec 31 2003 at 4:52 AM Rating: Decent
25 posts
I bought this at Selbina for about 2k. Tried it but can't seem to catch anything :( does my fishing skill need to be at a certin lv for it to work? thx
item use
# Nov 21 2003 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
what exactly does this item do? all i see is that it is an inventory item...
RE: item use
# Nov 25 2003 at 9:29 AM Rating: Decent
22 posts
It is a fishing lure for catching small fish.
# Nov 18 2003 at 12:51 PM Rating: Default
this listing is wrong, you actually need about 21 skill to try to make this
RE: lvl
# Nov 18 2003 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
3,473 posts
When we don't have the definate skill level, we leave it blank, which the database defaults it to a zero. Sorry for the confusion.
RE: lvl
# Nov 19 2003 at 1:51 AM Rating: Good
947 posts
My record shows that I first obtained this recipe with a skill somewhere between 13 and 17, meaning it can probably be attempted (although not with too terribly much success) at around 16 skill.
lvl requirement
# Nov 18 2003 at 12:32 AM Rating: Default
I tryed this and it told me my skill was not high enuff. So is this acually need a diffrent lvl in skill to make this?
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