The fishing rod was added to Minecraft a long time ago, it was obviously good for fishing, although in the past you could only catch a single type of fish, which made this object one of the least used in the game.
In more current versions, different types of fish were added to the game, making the fishing rod a little used, since, in addition to catching fish, we can obtain “random” objects from the sea depths.
In addition to these two functions, the fishing rod helps us to mount the pigs and be able to direct them with the fishing rod and a carrot on the hook. The pig will follow the carrot to eat it and we will turn the cane so that it goes in one direction or another.
Recipe for making (crafting) a fishing rod
To make a fishing rod we will need two threads and three wooden sticks. If we place them on the crafting table in the position we see in the image above, we will obtain a fishing rod, with which we can catch fish and obtain “random” objects from the deep sea.
Recipe for making (crafting) a carrot fishing rod
To make a fishing rod with a carrot on the hook, we will need a fishing rod and a carrot. If we place both objects on the crafting table, following the instructions in the image above, we will obtain a carrot fishing rod, which will help us direct a pig (once it has the mount on).
Recipe for crafting (crafting) a fishing rod with a distorted mushroom
To make a fishing rod with a deformed mushroom on the hook, we will need a fishing rod and a distorted mushroom. If we put these two elements together on a crafting table, as we see in the image above, we will obtain a fishing rod with a distorted mushroom, which we can use to direct a Strider.