Steal the Fishing Rod

This trick lets you take the Fishing Rod outside of the fishing pond area, essentially "stealing" the rod. There are several methods that can be used to perform this trick, but only one method works in all versions of the game.

All Versions Method

Discovered by Masterdiabolo
  1. Pay to start fishing and walk into the pond until Link begins swimming.
  2. Swim close to the edge of the pond.
  3. Dive, and then release A, and rapidly press B. If it worked, Link will cast the Rod and fall a short distance, triggering the glitch. If you didn't cast the rod and you are not standing on the ground afterwards, swim closer to the edge of the pond and try again.
  4. Navigate to the door and press A to open it.

Cast with Hoverboots (V1.0 only)

  1. Pay to start fishing and equip the hover boots.
  2. Hover over the water using rocks or lily-pads.
  3. While hovering, mash the cast button. If it worked, Link will cast the Rod and fall a short distance, triggering the glitch
  4. Leave with the rod.

Cast while jumping (V1.0 only)

  1. Pay to start fishing and go to the end of the pond where the rocks are. Jump off the rocks.
  2. While in mid air, mash the cast button. If it worked, Link will cast the Rod and fall a short distance, triggering the glitch.
  3. Leave with the rod.

Uses

On it's own, the Fishing Rod is useless, since casting it outside will cause the game to soft lock as the fishing line won't load. However, if you pause the game you can set the B button to have the item stored at a particular address that either stores your previous B item, or whether the B button can be used. By dimming/undimming the B icon before pausing, you can erase your previous B item, allowing you to convert the Fishing Rod into two other items. You can also convert the Fishing Rod into a B Bottle.

Turn the Rod directly into a Bottle Item

See Bottle on B - Shield Swipe Method for more info.

Turn the Rod into an Empty Button

After stealing the rod, if you dim the B button icon and pause the game while the icon is dimmed, the fishing rod will become a blank B button, making Link swordless.

Turn the Rod into a Deku Stick

After stealing the rod, you must first dim the B button and undim it, then pause the game to convert the fishing rod into a Deku Stick. Otherwise as soon as you pause with the fishing rod on B, it will revert back to the B item you had before you started fishing.

Once you have a Deku Stick on your B button, you can then use the Bottle B trick to get an empty bottle on the B button for use in Bottle Adventure or Reverse Bottle Adventure.

Dimming the B icon

There are several ways you can dim and then undim your B button. The most common way is to enter a body of water to dim, and exit it to undim. You can also use ladders as well, as climbing will dim the B button, and getting off will undim it.

Last updated 01/21/2017 – izu