The fishing rod is an unimplemented item in Stranded Deep. While it does not exist in a physical form in the game, the basic coding for the fishing rod has been discovered within the game files; very basic textures have also been discovered for a crude fishing rod and a bobber. Whether it will ever be implemented as a usable item has yet to be announced.
Should the fishing rod be implemented, it is to be used as an alternative method to catching fish, possibly allowing the player to do so from further up the beach, rather than having to step into the water to spear-fish or set a fish trap. The fishing rod may also allow the player to catch fish whilst standing inside a raft, without having to set foot in the water.