MoP: Poleless Fishing?
In the Mists of Pandaria beta it is possible to fish without a pole equipped. Anglers that have recently trained fishing can automatically fish without a pole: Just cast! [Update] Otherwise, replace your existing fishing icon with the one found on the Professions page of your spellbook. A twig-style pole will appear in your hands (image below), without unequipping your weapons. This could be useful when fishing pools in hostile lands. Thanks for the tip, Yoyumm.
Comments about MoP: Poleless Fishing?
Below are readers' comments about "MoP: Poleless Fishing?":
Desade, August 2012:
LVL 90 copied over Priest
Uses wand and offhand
Had max fishing when copied and is now at 600 fishing
LVL 90 premade Druid
Uses a staff and is nowhere near max fishing.
el, August 2012:
I suspect what's happening is that characters that have been recently copied or have recently visited the trainer have gained a different version of the Fishing spell to earlier characters. If the change goes live it will update for everyone, but it isn't worth the hassle of updating all the previous beta characters.
Visiting a fishing trainer currently teaches 3 separate fishing spells. The very fact there are 3 spells taught suggests that Blizzard are testing something. Unfortunately none of the tooltips refer to fishing without a pole: That the text hasn't changed, implies they haven't yet decided what changes to make permanent.
Rosalyne, August 2012:
I really hope this change makes it to live! I've been playing Rift lately while waiting for MoP and they recently introduced fishing. It's basically the same as WoW except that you do not need to equip your fishing pole. Now that I've been playing WoW again, I find it very clunky to have to equip my fishing pole to fish, and then remember to switch back to my weapon.
Sapphiria, August 2012:
I have WANTED that POLE for so long :(
I think I will enjoy this if only for the pole....
I enjoy switching into my fishing outfit to fish. I have did this before BC as back then I had Nat's hat <giggle> and his boots plus gloves with enchant to wear.