How to Craft Fishing Rods in LEGO Fortnite

Making a Fishing Rod in LEGO Fortnite
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LEGO Fortnite is not just about battling opponents; it also offers various activities for players to engage in, such as fishing. Fishing can be a fun and rewarding way to spend time in the game, allowing players to catch valuable items and resources. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of unlocking and crafting fishing rods in LEGO Fortnite.

Making a Fishing Rod in LEGO Fortnite
How to Craft Fishing Rods in LEGO Fortnite

Essential Crafting Materials

Before embarking on your rod-crafting journey, ensure you have the necessary materials in your inventory. These can be obtained by:

  • Breaking down objects in the environment: Pickaxes at the ready! Bash apart objects like trees, rocks, and furniture to acquire resources like wood, stone, and metal.
  • Opening chests and llamas: Scattered throughout the LEGO world, these treasure troves often contain crafting materials and other goodies.


To craft fishing rods in LEGO Fortnite, you’ll need to gather materials. These can be obtained by either actively gathering resources like wood, stone, and metal by breaking down objects in the environment with your pickaxe, or by seeking out hidden treasure chests and brightly coloured llamas scattered throughout the game world. These chests and llamas often contain crafting materials and other useful items.

Crafting Different Rarities

LEGO Fortnite offers a variety of fishing rods, each with varying levels of rarity and durability. Here’s a breakdown of how to craft them:

Common Fishing Rod

This basic rod is your gateway to the world of fishing. To craft it, you’ll need:


Found by processing vines at the Spinning Wheel (a crafting station).

Uncommon Fishing Rod

Step up your fishing game with this slightly more robust rod. Gather these materials:


Knotroot Rod

Obtained by opening chests or breaking down specific objects in the environment.


1 Cord

Refer to common fishing rod crafting for details.

Rare Fishing Rod

Reel in the bigger catches with this dependable rod. You’ll need:

1 Flexwood Rod

Similar to the Knotroot Rod, this can be found in chests or the environment.

3 Cords

Refer to common fishing rod crafting for details.

Epic Fishing Rod

The ultimate angler’s dream rod! Gather these rare materials:

1 Frostpine Rod: This elusive item can be challenging to find. Keep an eye out for higher-rarity chests or specific hidden locations.

4 Drawstrings: These can be obtained by processing wool at the Spinning Wheel.

3 Heavy Wool Threads: Crafted by combining wool with sewing needles (found in chests).

3 Arctic Gloss: Another rare find, often discovered in higher-rarity chests.

Your Workshop Awaits

Now that you have the materials, locate a Crafting Bench. These essential stations, marked by a hammer symbol on the mini-map, allow you to combine your gathered resources and craft various items, including fishing rods.

  • Interact with the Crafting Bench: Approach the station and press the designated button (usually “X” on controllers and “E” on keyboards).
  • Navigate the Crafting Menu: Use the menu to find the “Fishing Rods” section.
  • Select Your Desired Rod: Choose the fishing rod you want to craft based on the materials you have available.
  • Craft It Up!: Once you have the required materials, confirm the crafting process. Your brand-new fishing rod will be added to your inventory!

Acquiring Bait and Conquering the Catch

With your fishing rod in hand, you’re ready to test your angling skills! But wait, there’s more.

  • Bait Buckets: While not essential, bait buckets significantly increase your chances of attracting a catch. These can be crafted using metal and found in chests. Throwing a bait bucket into a body of water creates a “Fishing Spot,” indicated by a swirling vortex.
  • Casting Your Line: Approach a body of water and interact with the designated fishing zone (usually indicated by a ripple animation).

How to Use a Fishing Rod in Lego Fortnite

Equipping Your Rod

  1. Inventory Management: Access your inventory by pressing the designated button (usually “B” on controllers or “I” on keyboards).
  2. Locate Your Rod: Navigate through your inventory to find the crafted fishing rod.
  3. Equip it Up!: Select the fishing rod and equip it to your active slot. This will usually be indicated by a hand symbol on the screen.

Casting Your Line

  1. Seek Out the Catch: Head towards a body of water, such as a lake, river, or even the ocean.
  2. The Fishing Zone: Look for a shimmering ripple animation on the water’s surface. This indicates a designated fishing zone.
  3. Cast Away!: Interact with the fishing zone by pressing the designated button (typically “X” on controllers or “E” on keyboards).

Reeling in the Prize

  1. The Thrill of the Catch: Once you cast your line, a meter will appear on the screen. This meter represents the tension on your line as you attempt to reel in your catch.
  2. Timing is Key!: As the fish struggles and the meter fluctuates, press the designated button (usually the same button used for casting) repeatedly to maintain tension.
  3. Button Mashing is a No-Go: Rapidly pressing the button can cause the line to snap, letting your potential catch escape. Time your button presses strategically based on the movement of the meter.

Landing Your Catch

  • Success!: If you manage to keep the tension meter within the designated zone and avoid letting it reach the red danger area, you’ll successfully reel in your fish.
  • Inventory Bonanza: The fish will be automatically added to your inventory, ready to be used or displayed as a trophy of your angling prowess.

Additional Tips

  • Practice Makes Perfect: The more you fish, the better you’ll become at judging the tension meter and timing your button presses to reel in those virtual aquatic creatures.
  • Bait Buckets for Bigger Catches: While not essential, using bait buckets significantly increases your chances of attracting fish. Craft bait buckets using metal found in chests and throw them into the water to create a “Fishing Spot” with a swirling vortex, attracting more fish to the area.
  • Rod Durability: Fishing rods have limited uses. Keep an eye on the crack meter displayed on your rod. When it depletes, craft a new one to continue your fishing adventures.


  • Durability matters! Fishing rods have limited uses. Keep an eye on the crack meter on your rod, and craft a new one when needed.
  • Practice makes perfect! The more you fish, the better you’ll become at timing your button presses and reeling in those virtual aquatic trophies. Explore more on how to craft fishing rods in LEGO Fortnite here


With this guide, you’re ready to dive into the world of fishing rod crafting in LEGO Fortnite. Unlock and craft your fishing rod, explore the vast landscape, and enjoy the thrill of reeling in your next big catch!