Barbed Hook

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Barbed Hook
Barbed Hook.png
Makes your catch more secure, causing the "fishing bar" to cling to your catch. Works best on slow, weak fish.
Source: Fish ShopCraftingFestival of Ice
Sell Price: Gold.png500g
Recipe Source: Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing (Level 8)
Ingredients: Copper Bar.png Copper Bar (1)Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (1)Gold Bar.png Gold Bar (1)

The Barbed Hook is a Tackle, that helps fishing by keeping the fishing bar attached to the catch. It can be purchased from Willy's Fish Shop for Gold.png1,000g, or crafted. It can also be won from the Festival of Ice. It may randomly appear in the Traveling Cart's stock for Gold.png1,500-2,500g.

You must have an Iridium Rod to equip tackle. To attach tackle to an Iridium Rod, left-click on the tackle, then right-click on the Iridium Rod. To remove Tackle, first right-click to remove any bait, then right-click to remove the tackle.

Tackle does not stack in inventory or chests; each tackle takes up one inventory slot.


Villager Reactions


The Barbed Hook is not used in any bundles.


The Barbed Hook is not used in any quests.


  • You can move the fishing bar while a Barbed Hook is in use, although it is more difficult, especially with slower fish. The more the fish darts up and down, the easier it is to move the fishing bar manually, and the less effective the Barbed Hook is.
  • Crafting and selling a Barbed Hook is Gold.png70g more profitable than selling 1 Copper Bar, 1 Iron Bar, and 1 Gold Bar, unless you have the Blacksmith Profession.