Fishing is a great way to relax and make cash in Far Cry 5, and there are a ton of fish out there for players to find, catch, and sell. If you want to catch the rarer and more difficult fish in the game, you’re going to need to get your hands on a better fishing rod. You may not like the same rods we do, so we’re going to show you how to unlock all fishing rods in Far Cry 5. So read on to find out everything you need to know to unlock every fishing rod in Far Cry 5.

How to Unlock All Fishing Rods

There are only four different fishing rods that players can get their hands on in Far Cry 5, but each fishing rod has something to offer for those looking to become a master angler. The most basic fishing rod is easy to find, and you can get it by following out guide on how to find a fishing pole. Once you have the Basic Rod, you’ll be able to catch plenty of fish, but if you want to start catching better fish, you’ll need to look into upgrading your rod.

The second fishing rod that you can get in Far Cry 5 is the Natural Rod. This fishing rod can be found at any gun shop. You’ll be able to purchase it straight from there, and it will offer a slight upgrade from the Basic Rod. It’s still not the best out there, though.

If you want to catch the harder fish, then you’ll need to look into getting the Wonderboy Rod. This fishing rod can be unlocked by traveling up to Dylan’s Master Bait Shop in the Whitetail Mountains and then talking to a woman named Skylar. She’ll give you a few different quests to complete, and once you’ve completed them all, she’ll give you the Wonderboy Rod as a reward. This is the best fishing rod early on, and the second-best rod that you can find in all of the game.

To get the best rod, though, you’re going to need to be prepared. The Old Betsy Rod is the most difficult to obtain, and in order to get it you will need to catch all of the fish at each Hard Fishing Spot found throughout Hope County. The idea here is to beat all the Regional Records. Once you’ve done that, you’ll unlock the Old Betsy Rod as a reward. You can learn more about how to beat all the Regional Records and unlock the Old Betsy Rod by checking out our guide.

You can also head back over to our Far Cry 5 guide for more helpful strategy and guides. We’ll continue to share any secrets we find in Hope County, so make sure to check back often for updates and new content.