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About Us - Loz, Carl & Dave

 

 

 

Loz

For those who have not heard of me, my name is Lawrence Harrop (I'm in pic. above). I was born in Southport on the north west coast of England. I have fished since I was a kid both in the sea and in freshwater, water has always fascinated me along with the creatures that live in it.

My working life for the most part has been in the construction and building industry, I have also earned a living from my workshop where I have Carved, sculpted and turned wood into all manner of things from furniture to bizarrely a wooden leg! The creative side and inventor in me was I suppose an ideal to designing Lures. 

My love affair with making lures happened with my return to Pike fishing in the 90s. It seemed foolish to pay good money for things I could make myself, and once I started to play around with Lures I became hooked myself.  Almost all my fishing is done using my lures, therefore they are well tested before they are built for sale to fishermen. 

I have written many articles on Lurebuilding for various publications in the UK, and have a large client base all over Europe. I supply Tackle shops when I have spare capacity, I also have clients in the USA where the lures are used to catch Musky, a relative of the Pike.

You can purchase Carl's products with confidence in the knowledge that each and every lure is individually hand weighted and tuned to the required degree. All lures are made from the finest hardwoods available, this is knot free seasoned and mature. All fittings attached to the lure are Stainless steel the split rings fitted are extra strong. Hooks currently fitted are 2x eagle claw trebles.

 

Good luck with your lure fishing......Loz.

 

Sadly the founder of Loz Harrop Lures by Carl lost his battle with cancer on 12.1.21

DAVE GREEN

Carl didnt want all his hardwork and the last 4 years to be in vain so he asked me Dave Green (the best mate of 50+ years as mentioned in Carl's biography below) to continue with this online shop and sell the stock he had made. As I had been with him through his lure & mould making venture from the start and saw the passion, hardwork and long hours he had for his venture I had no hesitation in accepting his request. Loz was happy for me to do this as we have become friends during Carl's journey.  I do miss the banter Carl and I had in my workshop.

 

Carl taught me how to produce the aluminium moulds and if you've received one over the last 4 months that was made by me and approved by Carl.  I will continue to offer this service but they will be made purely to order, just email me at den@lozharroplures.co.uk and I will get back to you.  Working full-time I cant offer the bespoke lure paint service and wont be making any new lures so grab a great catching lure or two whilst they are available. I cant seem to change the online shop news page so cant delete the words about lure painting SORRY technology has beat me on that one.

 

Check out the HOME page for weekly discounts.  The Facebook Loz Harrop Lures user group will continue, join and you can see the great catches Carl's lures had/have and see the man in action on his video's. His legacy continues ........

 

CARL

Carl Harrison was also born in the North West and was a keen lure angler. Whilst between jobs and in dire need of a few of Lozs' lures Carl had the idea about making them himself so after speaking with Loz he agreed to let him do so. In Nov. 2017 my best mate Dave said he could use the upstairs of his workshop, so it was fitted out with all the tools and equipment required and he started producing lures. All the lures were made from the original templates, with the same high quality fittings and to the same exacting standards. Loz will be overseeing quality control and after painting Loz will sign every lure prior to it being given the final coat of epoxy, so if a lure is not signed then it is not a Loz Harrop lure.

If one of our lures fails to work as it was designed or develops an unexpected fault please return the lure to us. You will receive either a full refund or a replacement. Please see online store for Ts & Cs.

Elswhere on this site Loz mentions a lure he uses that is devoid of paint, Carl had a small darter that was down to the wood (this was purchased before they were given an epoxy coating) but lack of paint does not prevent it catching pike. See pic below (still with the original hooks!)                        Tight lines.     Carl

 

                                                                                                                      the late Carl Harrison below with a great catch using one of his lures