Welcome back Zachariah!
There have been a lot of changes while you were away.
Projects are done by and led by Wurmpedia Assistants. We have been working on an internal system to organize these projects, and the forums are not used as a means to move projects along unless assistants request help from editors (which is usually done within our Discord server)
We don't keep history on the main namespace, as may have been the case many years ago. Articles contain current information only.
The Fine fishing rod was removed from the game some time ago. Items removed from the game are moved to the Historical namespace, seen here: https://www.wurmpedia.com/index.php/Historical:Fine_fishing_rod
You can consult the Wurmpedia editor's handbook here for more information on namespaces and how to edit the wiki
Please also familiarize yourself with the Wurmpedia guidelines before editing. You can find them here.
If you have any more concerns, feel free to consult a Wurmpedia Assistant, myself, or Wolfey for assistance!