Penn Affinity Shore TRQ

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Penn Affinity Shore TRQ

Postby lal5000 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:33 pm

Does anybody have any experience of the Penn Affinity Shore TRQ?

After snapping my second hand greys triplex on its 5/6th cast, im reluctant to buy another second hand rod (at least for the time being) so want something new, with a years warranty.

Its 15ft and rated to cast 3-4 oz.

Its on sale for £100 new.

Clearly, its quite an old rod but I'm not looking to eek extra distance from my 'polished' cast, just want a decent rod to learn the basics.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Penn Affinity Shore TRQ

Postby Steve Duffy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:42 pm

Slow your cast down and let the rod do the work.With these longer rods a gentle overhead thump should send it miles.Don't try any fancy pendulum casts as they are not really designed for that and it often says so in the paperwork when you buy a new one.
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Re: Penn Affinity Shore TRQ

Postby lal5000 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:52 pm

Thanks for the advice.

Im not trying to pendulum cast (although I'd like to learn on a smaller rod). Im either using an overhead thump or off the ground if im on nice clean beach like talacre.

Still cant get it much further than 50 yards though

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Re: Penn Affinity Shore TRQ

Postby Dyl » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:28 pm

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Re: Penn Affinity Shore TRQ

Postby Big Kev » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:10 pm

I`m no tackle tart but a 3oz to 4oz rating wont be enough for many venues..... :think:
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Re: Penn Affinity Shore TRQ

Postby lal5000 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:44 pm

Is that just because you need a heavier lead to hold the bottom?

There are definitely too many variables when it comes to choosing a rod! :(

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Re: Penn Affinity Shore TRQ

Postby Big Kev » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:57 pm

lal5000 wrote:Is that just because you need a heavier lead to hold the bottom?

There are definitely too many variables when it comes to choosing a rod! :(

Yeah...if you plan on fishing the Mersey the tidal pull is often strong so you need 6oz or 7oz at some times,plus the weight of your bait so you need something with a backbone.
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Re: Penn Affinity Shore TRQ

Postby lal5000 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:24 pm

Ok. Its good advice. I have a carbon metal sre thats rated from 4-6oz. Im guessing that would be a better contender for mersey fishing?

I like to fish with two rods and have broken 2 in 2 weeks so just want something thats not going to break!

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Re: Penn Affinity Shore TRQ

Postby Godders123 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:30 pm

As Kev said, you'll limit your options if you go for the Penn.

You can pick up some really good rods for around the £100 mark. Perhaps consider the following:

Tronix Pro Bonzai (£89.99) http://www.veals.co.uk/acatalog/Tronix-Pro-Banzai-GT-420-6604.html#SID=386

Tronix Pro Viper (£114.98) http://www.veals.co.uk/acatalog/Tronix-Pro-Viper-GT420-5685.html#SID=386

Vercelli Unabomber (£109.99) http://www.veals.co.uk/acatalog/Vercelli-Enygma-Unabomber-T-420-5770.html#SID=258

Vercelli Specialle (£84.98) http://www.veals.co.uk/acatalog/Vercelli-Enygma-Speciale-6188.html#SID=258

Don't be overly concerned about opting for a 14ft rod rather than a 15ft. Unless you're built like a tank you'll likely find the 14ft rod will cast further as you'll be able to increase the speed of your swing.

Hope this helps :thumbsup:
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Re: Penn Affinity Shore TRQ

Postby lal5000 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:35 pm

Some nice looking rods there!

Will have a look at them this evening! cheers.

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Re: Penn Affinity Shore TRQ

Postby Dyl » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:38 pm

Godders123 wrote:As Kev said, you'll limit your options if you go for the Penn.

You can pick up some really good rods for around the £100 mark. Perhaps consider the following:

Tronix Pro Bonzai (£89.99) http://www.veals.co.uk/acatalog/Tronix-Pro-Banzai-GT-420-6604.html#SID=386

Tronix Pro Viper (£114.98) http://www.veals.co.uk/acatalog/Tronix-Pro-Viper-GT420-5685.html#SID=386

Vercelli Unabomber (£109.99) http://www.veals.co.uk/acatalog/Vercelli-Enygma-Unabomber-T-420-5770.html#SID=258

Vercelli Specialle (£84.98) http://www.veals.co.uk/acatalog/Vercelli-Enygma-Speciale-6188.html#SID=258

Don't be overly concerned about opting for a 14ft rod rather than a 15ft. Unless you're built like a tank you'll likely find the 14ft rod will cast further as you'll be able to increase the speed of your swing.

Hope this helps :thumbsup:


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Re: Penn Affinity Shore TRQ

Postby Ken the PACMAN » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:35 pm

You can get a brand new 15' 9" Penn rampage 11 off me for £100 which is more suited to the Mersey as you see lots using them.
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Re: Penn Affinity Shore TRQ

Postby lal5000 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:14 am

Thanks for the comments.

My other rod is 16ft so a 14ft rod will actually complement it quite nicely.

I'll give the Unabomber a go then.

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Re: Penn Affinity Shore TRQ

Postby Dyl » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:12 pm

You can try my rod on the 3rd if you want?
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Re: Penn Affinity Shore TRQ

Postby lal5000 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:32 pm

That would be great - thanks


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