Meet Our Pro's
Regional Pro Staff

Conservation Pro Staff
Larry "The Assassin" Aiuppy
With a decade of experience as one of Rajeff Sports' top sales representatives, Larry brings to our Pro Staff a unique perspective on Echo and Airflo products. Especially Echo two-hand rods and Airflo Spey lines, Larry was the only fly fishing sales rep in the U.S. with a Federation of Fly Fishers two-handed casting instructor certification. He has contributed to R&D of Echo two-hand rods and Airflo Spey lines.

Larry brings a life-time of experience in outdoor sports and fly fishing. Having started fishing at age 4 and fly fishing at age 9, giving him well over fifty years of fly angling experience for coldwater, warm water and salt species around the globe. He has been a fly casting instructor for 30+ years, is an FFF certified single hand instructor, and was among the first twenty Spey casting instructors FFF certified in the United States. He now specializes in teaching Spey casting techniques with both single and two-hand rods. He is a sought after Spey instructor and demonstration caster for clinics, conclaves, and private instruction in the Northern Rockies.

Larry also brings other accomplishments to the Pro Staff. Before he took his ten year self imposed sabbatical (to work with Rajeff Sports), he was a successful professional freelance assignment and stock photographer for Newsweek, Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Fly Fisherman, Rod & Reel, Smithsonian, Modern Maturity, Outside, Diversion, National Geographic, and a slew of others, including overseas publications and major corporations. He also wrote articles for many of the same magazines.

Not to pile it on, but he also spent over a decade as a wilderness mountain and trekking guide during the summers, and a cross country ski touring guide winters in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Starting his photography career, then moved to Montana to concentrate on full-time professional photography (and fishing!) until his time with Rajeff Sports. He and his business, fishing and teaching partner, Jan (wife), are 34 year fulltime residents of Livingston, MT, living just blocks from the Yellowstone River where they can frequently be found tuning up various Echo rods and Airflo lines.

We are glad to keep him in the fold as a Pro-Staff member.