Tonkin bamboo is the best quality for rods. The culm of bamboo is split into six pieces and then tapered on the form with a hand plane. There is a quad blank that is only four strips. I have read that alder, hickory and some other woods were also used in days gone by.
How do you make a Valheim fishing rod?
In Valheim, there is currently no way to craft a fishing rod. The only way to get one is to buy a fishing rod from Haldor the merchant. A fishing rod costs 350 gold coins and fishing bait costs 10 gold coins for a stack of 50.