I found another reason to be using the Mastercraft pole recently.
If you are a Druid, you will be able to see that the pole grants 1884 attack power in feral forms. (This figure won't display if you are not.) You can't enchant the Mastercraft with anything very useful, but if you are a low-level feral and have nothing better than the earliest quest staves, this does very nicely.
I did the better part of a level grinding Lackey ears in the middle of a lake for Cenarian rep (yes, I know any self-respecting Druid should have done that pre-BC, but I was fishing). Not only did I never have to switch to my aquatic form, I got off a FB of 6005 and the majority were around 5100. (I was a little over-level for the area at the time, but my gear was level 70 for the most part.)
My advice to all Druids newly arrived in Northrend would be to get this pole a.s.a.p., whether you fish or not.