Over the next few weeks we’re going to be highlighting members of our Board of Directors who are seeking re-election, or will be continuing their current term after the 2018 election this October 12th. If you are a current AFFTA member and want to join other industry leaders in shaping the future of fly fishing for generations to come, consider running for the AFFTA Board. Submit your bio before Friday, September 21st. All details can be found here.
Board member Captain Lucas Bissett is an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide from Louisiana who is up for re-election this year. Growing up in the “Sportsmen’s Paradise” and running Low Tide Charters has given him an appreciation for the bounty mother nature can provide while instilling in him the passion to protect it. Fly fishing was the catalyst Lucas used to explore the marshes of Louisiana and the vehicle he now uses to convey the importance of conserving ecosystems and fisheries for future generations.
Why is AFFTA Board service important to you (personally and professionally)?
The fly fishing industry and community are filled with people and businesses that share a common core of beliefs—the main one being a conservation ethos. I wanted to be a part of AFFTA’s board so I could help promote that ethos, which I personally subscribe to as well.
Professionally, I wanted to be a part of the board so I could help the sectors of our industry continue to grow as a part of the larger fishing industry and continue to find ways to help the industry thrive economically and socially.
What work is AFFTA doing as an organization that gets you excited?
AFFTA’s work with the Fisheries Fund has been inspirational to me and I want to see that program grow so we can help fund more projects. I also really like our focus on helping businesses succeed in an ever-changing and sometimes volatile market.