Tackle can be attached to the Iridium Rod to make it easier to catch fish. Most recipes unlock as the player's fishing skill increases. Tackle can also be purchased from Willy's Fish Shop. Tackle does not stack in inventory or chests; each occupies one slot when stored.
To attach bait or tackle to an Iridium Rod, open your inventory screen, click on the tackle or bait (left-click or right-click, depending on how many you want to pick up), and then right-click on the rod. To remove bait, right-click on the rod. To remove tackle, first remove bait then right-click on the rod to remove the tackle.
Tackles have a durability-bar, which decreases on use. Normally, they wear out and disappear after 20 fish catches.
|Spinner||The shape makes it spin around in the water. Slightly increases the bite-rate when fishing.||Reduces maximum delay before a nibble by 3.75 seconds||500g||Iron Bar (2)|
|Dressed Spinner||The metal tab and colorful streamers create an enticing spectacle for fish. Increases the bite-rate when fishing.||Reduces maximum delay before a nibble by 7.5 seconds||1,000g||Iron Bar (2) Cloth (1)|
|Trap Bobber||Causes fish to escape slower when you aren't reeling them in.||The "catching" bar decreases 66% slower.||500g||Copper Bar (1) Sap (10)|
|Cork Bobber||Slightly increases the size of your "fishing bar".||The actual increase is a flat 24 pixels which is a 13.6% to 25% increase depending on your fishing level (without buffs).||750g||Wood (10) Hardwood (5) Slime (10)|
|Lead Bobber||Adds weight to your "fishing bar", preventing it from bouncing along the bottom.||This is perhaps not very helpful as it is fairly easy to prevent the bar from bouncing by clicking to slow it down right before it hits the bottom.||200g||N/A|
|Treasure Hunter||Fish don't escape while collecting treasures. Also slightly increases the chance to find treasures.||Increases treasure chance by 33% (20% instead of the base 15%).||750g||Gold Bar (2)|
|Barbed Hook||Makes your catch more secure, causing the "fishing bar" to cling to your catch. Works best on slow, weak fish.||Makes your fishing bar 'cling' to the fish, automatically going up or down to try to stay on the middle of the fish. It will only try to move when the bar is actually on the fish. You can still manually control the bar but it's rather 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.||1,000g||Copper Bar (1) Iron Bar (1) Gold Bar (1)|
|Curiosity Lure||Increases your chance to catch rare fish.||N/A|
|Quality Bobber||Boosts the quality of fish that you catch.||Copper Bar (1) Sap (20) Solar Essence (5)|
- 1.4: Fixed bug where tackle durability could be restored by right-clicking the tackle in inventory. Reduced sellback price for used tackle, so it can no longer be sold to Willy for full price.
- 1.5: Fishing rod tackle no longer loses endurance when catching junk. Added Curiosity Lure and Quality Bobber.