Joan was a National Casting Champion from 1943-1960. Highlights: winning the National Fisherman’s Distance Casting event against an all-male field, and casting a fly 161 feet. Joan has pioneered a set of fly casting mechanics which were presented in her book Fly Casting Techniques. She has authored two other books and, for 22 years, wrote a casting column for Fly Rod & Reel magazine. Her instructional video, Dynamics of Fly Casting, is an ongoing success. She was elected to the IGFA Hall of Fame in 2007.