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#77 Feb 12 2004 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Id suggest actually reading the first post? it tells you what you need to do


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#78 Feb 12 2004 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I DID, but there are so many different opinions, IK'd like to know the best.
#79 Feb 24 2004 at 8:19 AM Rating: Decent
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I fished pretty heavy for awhile, and then I got caught up in leveling. I then went on a cooking venture (thanks Wolf!!), and like above did not do as good as wolf (-15K in the end) but it was an excellent investment.

I found Wolf's Cooking guide to be VERY helpfull in providing me some direction, but I did not follow it 100%. In this guide I also plan on following the Direction, but may deviate occasionally.

I tend to use a macro similar to Wolfs, but if like me you do other things while you fish the following might help. I cannot remember if I used /p, or /echo for the macro . . . I seem to recall switching to /p, because /echo was not alowing the <call#> events to sound off, but I may be misremembering.

LINE 1: /Echo *** MACRO STARTED *** <call12>
LINE 2: /wait 14
LINE 3: /Echo *** CASTING *** <call9>
LINE 4: /fish
LINE 5: /wait 20
LINE 6: /echo ***WAKE UP, and CAST!!!*** <call1>

I don't bother with a one line /fish macro . . . I type it.

Lines 5, and 6 are for when I lose track, and forget to recast. I will typically be doing something in the kitchen (I play on my laptop) and fishing at the same time. I have the volume up, and fish pretty much by sound.

Anyway . . hope it helps

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#80 Feb 26 2004 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I know this is gonna get me flamed for saying this general statement but .. d-amn.. its soo true...

If you put the time and effort into fishing ( i have over 800 real life hours ) you will find out what to fish with , what to fish for, and where to fish for it.

No science involved, no hypothesis to disprove, no secret spots to discover. Fishing is the hardest craft to lvl up because you cant throw money at it. I have tried and failed doing that on more than one occasion ( is 20k spent on broken composite rods worth that 500G fish .. for .2 skill gain?)

Just put your time in and you will excel. The NA players in comparison to the JP's are advancing so much faster because we don't have to figure out 90 percent of the game; that part has already been done for us. So take the information you find on the net and put your time in, and you WILL see results.
#81 Feb 27 2004 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
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I jsut caught one,level 11 at Knightswell. Broad daylight,so much for catfish dont bite in the day. I have yet to catch anything else except for that and about 20 rusty leggings
#82 Feb 27 2004 at 3:31 AM Rating: Decent
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True Spladian time is the most important but also variety.

It is important to try new things all the time not just fish that same spot for 30 hours.

You gotta go out there and try catching most of the available fish, this is the only true way to advance in fishing.

Every time you explore something new is when you start gaining skill without realising, instead of just waiting and waiting.

This becomes a lot more important once you get past 50 cos skillups really slow down a lot.

Its hard work when you have to target one fish that only bites every 4 or so casts.

#83 Feb 27 2004 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
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well this is my experince with fishing in the East Ronfare river for lvl 13.

pole used(glassfiber)
lure(fly)
fishing gloves

Salmon caught(12)
Trout caught (4)
skill gained (0)

Does'nt seem to be a good place to me.

#84 Feb 27 2004 at 10:09 PM Rating: Decent
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keep at it, I just started fishing in E Ronf myself. So far with glass and fly lure I've caught 22 salmons 13 trouts, broke the rod once and got about 1.5 skill raise in the past 3 hours
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#85 Feb 28 2004 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
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I had a similar experience in a 4 hour period

Fishing 11
Pole (Glass Fiber..no breaks)
Lure (Fly)
Full Fishing gear

Salmon (24)
Trout (11)
skill gained (.5)

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#86 Feb 28 2004 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Wolfstable help me out here. I read your post and decide to try fishing, bought some worms and couple bambo rods,i try for 3 days now for about 3 hour each day, but my skill still have not go up still at lvl 2 and btw i got fishing gear +3 and i was fishing in bastok sewer. am i doing something wrong here or is it just my luck? any help any one would really help:(
#87 Mar 01 2004 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
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I am current a LV 30 following you guild kind off


But somehow I cant catch anything in east Sar with slices sardine. Everything is either too small for the Rod or too low for the skill...I am using Comp. Fishing Rod.

I got a few skill ups in 4-5 stacks of lure(Sliced Sardine 1.1k per stack) but no fish, that is a 6k cost for almost no return.

Any idea whats wrong? could it be the fact that there was at least 30 more ppl there all with Lu Shang?

I got LV up but I am not making good money unless I fish Moat Carps, and in good i mean at least to pay for lure.

Thank you for you guild :)

Edited, Mon Mar 1 10:01:05 2004 by Dagashi
#88 Mar 02 2004 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
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I have followed this guide up til i hit 9 where i went to eron a tad early, got a comp rod since looking at a fishing site said it wouldnt break if i used this instead of the one wolf listed(cant really afford too many rods) but i did get .9 skill up in an hour, and got 2 trout (no skill ups on them) and a bunch of salman which I did get about .4 and the rest were from lost catches. Then i went inside to get some moat carp for the quest and got my last .1 doing that. I did break my line so lost fly lure(hence why i did moat carp) but otherwise it was a quick point.
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#89 Mar 07 2004 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
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*shifty eyes* BUMP! Thanks for the great guide, sorry you had to go.
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#90 Mar 08 2004 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey Gonad - You started in Windurst from 0? Any particular spot in Windurst Woods that I should start from? I know I cant get to Bastok and since it seems Windurst is the place to be for Fishermen I might as well not attempt to run. I figure I can fish and learn to cook in tandem with Fishing taking the lead. Any additional things I should think about please let me know.

I love the guide it will really help. I look forward to seeing how this goes tonight.
#91 Mar 08 2004 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Double Post :((

Edited, Mon Mar 8 16:30:17 2004 by Naykedmage
#92 Mar 08 2004 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
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triple post :(

Edited, Mon Mar 8 16:30:13 2004 by Naykedmage
#93 Mar 11 2004 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I agree with this for the most part except for the skill level 5-8. This actually works as early as skill level 3 and can be done in Selbina if you don't live on that side of the world. Also since Valkrum Dunes is a big place to level, this can be a great time killer while waiting for an invite.

I've only reached skill 10, so I won't comment any further, but this is a great guide.
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#94 Mar 11 2004 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Just a stupid noob question.... but please help me.
Do you guys know where is the Bastok mines fishing area?.... I often go to Bastok, but never seen rivers at bastok mines.
thanks
#95 Mar 11 2004 at 11:33 AM Rating: Decent
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There is a small area of water between the AH and Zeruhn Mines.
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#96 Mar 12 2004 at 12:45 AM Rating: Decent
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I personally found fishing in Bastok for 0-5 to be a big waste of time and money. Bastok on my server is not well known for being anything other than last place, so traveling to get little worms is necessary. Not to mention I broke my bamboo rod I had to get from the auctions and seemed to waste almost all of my bait on lost catches (maybe 8 stacks of little worms to get 18 crayfish... not my idea of fun). Frustrated, I took my .4 starting fishing skill, a carbon rod and a cheap sabiki and went straight to the docks in Port Windurst.

I started with a waxing 95% full moon and got advanced fishing support from the guild and sat alone at the docks near the magic shop for about 3 hours and got to 5.0 fishing skill. No rod or line breaks. No +skill fishing gear. Just don't try this in Selbina.

Now, I'm trying to figure out how I can use up all this fish I've caught (6 stacks of sardines and 4 stacks of quus). Bubblie Bernie is gonna hate me when I get back to Bastok.
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#97 Apr 26 2004 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Gotta love Wolfsfable, done so much for we wana be crafters, this guide isn't so bad, i've been following, lvl 13 in E Ron, even on a bad moon i got a stack of samon and trout and 1.3 skill ups in about 1 hour. trade skills are my only hope of raking in money sufficiently, really sucks sometimes being a taru bard trying to farm, i almost got pwned by an axebeak, its tough, but fishing is alot of fun, thanks wolf, even tho your gone, your still a name that runs through my head when i think of FF!
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#98 Apr 27 2004 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Good faq, it's nice to have an idea of where to fish in the early levels. Me, I've got my skill up to lv 5 in the past couple of days, but I have a BIG problem- broken rods! In two days alone I have broken 3 glass fiber rods, 3 yew rods ( yeah I know cheap) and at least 4 bamboo rods.

I've pretty much only been fising in San D'Oria, because it's easiest to run for more bait/rods that way. Am I doing something wrong, or is it just my low fishing level? Also, I seemed to have had far better luck my very first day, both with actually catching fish and keeping my rod in one piece, only broke 2 that day.


It's really lousy because not only is it expensive, the AH has been really low on supplies and prices are going up. I bid as much as 700 gil on the last bamboo rod yesterday, and it still wasn't enough, so I ended up just waiting around til another came in, and got it for 500gil.
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#99 Apr 27 2004 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
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yeah so I have a question. My fish is capped at level 10 and if i go above level 10 will I still be able to catch moat carp. Catching moat carp is capped at level 10 fishing? What other fish sell well besides moat carp? Surely moat carp isnt the only thing that sells well when you progress in fishing levels thanks.
#100 Apr 27 2004 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Sorry Double post >< ; ;

Edited, Tue Apr 27 16:12:28 2004 by Llewynn
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#101 Apr 27 2004 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
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You'll still be able to catch moat carps, how ever i have noticed that i get alot of too small messages now that i'm lvl 13 fishing, (i was using comp) so i switched to carbon and voila, no problem, I like to carp in windy since i can make lots of money selling paste that i make and giving teleports, the other day i made 50k from it all, i was happy, only 200k more till my signa!
Oh and one more thing, your carbon rod can break on rusty items, but they are only 4 k and sell back for 2k, so with all the gil you make with carps, its worth it

Also a note on E raunfare river, i was worried about rod breaks so i bought 3 glass fibers and 4 fly lures and didn't break 1 on about 8 hours, still using the same one, but we'll see.
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