How Do You Get a Fishing Rod Rdr2?

Fishing is a popular pastime that many people enjoy, and Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) offers players the opportunity to take part in this activity. Fishing in RDR2 is a great way to relax and explore the game’s world while also making some extra money.

But before you can start fishing, you’ll need to get yourself a fishing rod. Luckily, there are a few different methods for obtaining one.

The first and most straightforward method is to purchase one from the local Fence. Fences can be found scattered around the map in towns and cities, and they offer a selection of items for sale. Fishing rods are available for purchase from most Fences at relatively low prices, so this is an easy way to acquire one if you have enough money saved up.

If you don’t have enough cash on hand, then another option is to craft your own fishing rod at any campfire with the correct materials. All that’s required are two pieces of stringy meat, one board, and one bait; once these items are gathered, simply select ‘Craft Fishing Rod’ from the crafting menu at your campfire or wagon. This method takes more time than simply buying a rod from the fence, but it’s often worth it as crafted rods tend to be better than store-bought ones.

Finally, if you still haven’t been able to find a fishing rod yet then there are several other ways to obtain one. Completing certain missions or side activities may reward players with a free fishing rod as part of their reward. Additionally, talking to specific NPCs around town may sometimes yield a free or discounted rod as well.


Getting a fishing rod in RDR2 doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive; by utilizing any of these three methods – buying from a Fence, crafting your own at campfires, or receiving them as rewards – players can easily acquire their own fishing rod and start enjoying all that RDR2 has to offer.

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Daniel Bennet