Lucas lands fly fishing trade role

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) has hired board member and fly-fishing outfitting business owner Lucas Bissett as the organisation’s executive director.

Alongside his Lowtide Charters business in Louisiana, he is also resident of Anglers Bettering Louisiana’s Estuaries, a non-profit focused on coastal restoration and community engagement and outreach. 

AFFTA board chair Jim Bartschi said: “As a fellow member of the executive committee and AFFTA’s vice chair, Lucas has helped to shape its vision. As the executive director, he’ll be implementing that vision.

“Hiring Lucas was a unanimous board decision. We are confident in the direction he will take the organisation and industry – and in his commitment to serving all AFFTA members.”

Chris Wood, CEO of Trout Unlimited and AFFTA board member, added: “Lucas has the passion, focus, and commitment to take AFFTA to another level. All of us who fly fish should be grateful to have such a knowledgeable and energetic leader at the helm of a trade association that punches far above its weight.”