Poles Are Overrated

An interesting thing happened tonight when I was doing my Anglers dailies. I went to lure the mob by fishing in the mysterious whirlpool, similar to fishing up the Lurker in SSC. Only when I went to switch the main/off-hand with the pole, I already had my weapons on. Now that was odd! Did I really just fish without a pole? So I tested this by continuing to fish without a pole finishing my dailes. I figured that maybe it was some sort of buff since I was doing my fishing dailies but I didn’t see anything to suggest this – except for the casting buff for the bobber.

No pole

Fishing with no pole equipped for my dailies

Once I handed all my dailies in, I went to my usual fishing spot at Anglers Wharf to see if I could still fish without a pole. Indeed I could.

No pole or dailies

After my dailies I could still fish without a pole

Although Cymre has maxed out on her fishing, I tested the same thing on my Hunter who still at 525 fishing skill. Apart from adding the fishing icon to her bar, she could also fish without a pole.

Has anyone else noticed this?

Author: Cymre

Disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and all things pets. You may know me as Cymre Brightblade. Catch all the pet battle strategies on my YouTube channel - CymreJones

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  1. I did notice it a few days ago. Its going along with the idea that you don’t really need ‘tools’ to use gathering professions. The spade, mining pick, & skinning knife add +10 to the skill, though.

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    • @DarQuing – Is that what it is? It’s an interesting change and would save some bag space :P

      @Tome – I agree :)

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  2. I agree with Coolidge, I could use all the space I can get!

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  3. But I like using my fishing pole! Though wouldn’t it be cool if it was bugged and you were using your staff to fish.

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  4. As in the graphic of your weapon as the fishing pole.

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    • @Cool/Arv – Boys and their bag room /sheesh!

      @Navi – I do too but I can get used to having a few more spaces too. My fishing outfit will end up being a RP one.

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  5. I actually like this much more than any of the fishing rods I’ve acquired!

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  6. Nice! I like my fishing pole, but this comes in handy for those times when I’m out and about and have forgotten my pole..

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