Fly fishing guide Lucas Bissett joins AFFTA Board
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Louisiana fly fishing guide Lucas Bissett has been appointed to the Board of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) to fill the seat vacated by Shawn Combs.
Bissett owns and operates Lowtide Charters and was named Orvis Endorsed Saltwater Fly Guide of the Year in 2017. Along with his guiding knowledge, he brings strong saltwater conservation experience to the table, having worked on coastal restoration for seven years at the Louisiana State University.
“Lucas will be a valued member of the Board and brings a new perspective as a guide, which we were seeking. His passion for marine and coastal conservation will without doubt resonate with the membership and fishing community,” said AFFTA President and CEO Ben Bulis.
Bissett added: “I am thrilled to be appointed to the AFFTA Board. Guiding is my business and I want to be a voice and advocate for my colleagues in the industry. I also care deeply about the estuaries where I make a living and want to help them thrive so others can enjoy their amazing bounty for generations to come.”