How to Craft a Fishing Rod. In this video, I show you how to craft a fishing rod in Black Desert Online. The process is simple, you just need to invest in a house, upgrade it to the level where you can make the rod you want, collect all the materials, select the rod from a menu and get a worker to start working on the fishing rod. You can craft the following rods: Old, regular and thick rods, steel fishing rod, golden fishing rod, Balenos fishing rod, Epheria fishing rod, Mediah fishing rod and Calpheon fishing rod. Any other rods can only be gotten from quests or special events.