If you're planning on heading out to join the Kalu'ak Fishing Derby in patch 3.3, you might as well look good doing it, right?
Name: Jeweled Fishing Pole (Wowhead, Thottbot, Armory)
Type: Rare Two-hand Fishing Pole
Damage: 410-610 / 3.00 (169.3 DPS)
- 1603 Feral Attack Power. Yes, it's true. Just in case you druids leave this on while in a different form.
- Requires Fishing 300, which as we've said before, isn't too hard to do. Go over to El's Anglin' take a few hours and follow their great Fishing/Cooking guide, and you'll be done before you know it.
- Increases Fishing by 30, but in my experience, especially if you've maxed out fishing, you won't need to worry too much about fishing levels any more. With a +100 lure, you'll be able to fish almost anywhere in the world, and with almost any pole with a fishing bonus, you really will be able to fish anywhere without pulling in junk.
- The pole's made by Tiffany Cartier, an NPC who is a reference to both Tiffany's and Cartier's, both extremely high-end real-life jewellers. Cartier is also a jewelcrafting supplier, which is cute.
Personally, I think they should go nuts with fishing poles -- just like tabards and vanity pets, almost every faction should have their own kind of fishing poll for sale, so when you do hit up a fishing tourney like this, there are all kinds of poles to look at and find and collect. I can be patient, though -- there are still a few fishing items due out that we haven't seen yet, and Blizzard said at BlizzCon that we'll be seeing updates to the "fun" of fishing. We fishers are patient folks. Heck, we have to be. Our whole profession is mostly waiting.
Getting Rid of It: Get this -- sells back to vendors for 1 copper. Apparently Tiffany Cartier hasn't built up the reputation for high prices that her real-world namesakes have. Either that or this thing is too tacky for any vendors. At any rate, you might as well keep it.