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Diablo Valley Fly Fishermen
Friendship | Conservation | Education

Jim McCombs fishing Hot Creek, Sept. 2008

Welcome to the Diablo Valley Fly Fishermen club website. We are a group of men and women who share a common interest in the sport of fly fishing. The members of the DVFF help each other develop their skills and knowledge in the pursuit of this fascinating sport.

The DVFF serves its members through club activities and resources including a novice seminar, a Youth Fly Fishing program, skills seminars, fishing outings, guest speakers at regular meetings, an online forum, a DVD lending library, Facebook page, and an annual auction.

The club sponsors a scholarship for research in Fisheries Biology and/or Riparian or Limnetic Ecology by a student of the UC Davis College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Center of Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture. The DVFF also supports a large Trout In the Classroom program and sponsors the local Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing-Martinez, CA program.

Anyone interested in fly fishing is eligible and welcome to become a member of the DVFF.


Next Monthly Club Meeting & Program

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The Gardens at Heather Farm, Camelia Room
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

Mastering the Dry Fly
with Jon Baiocchi

Jon Baiocchi's presentation will offer a brief history of the dry fly and those anglers who were involved from the beginning and cover simple to complex presentations, understanding rise forms, approaching water structure, tips and tricks, and Jon’s favorite patterns for eager to educated trout. Beautiful images and new detailed animated slides provide the audience with clear and concise information for future endeavors on the water while dry fly fishing. This will be a program you do not want to miss! 

Baiocchi Jon 2017.07 SpeakerJon has been fly fishing and tying flies since 1972, and is a California licensed fly fishing guide, published author, educator and innovative tier. Born in San Jose, Calif. in 1965, Jon’s dad moved the entire family to Paradise, Calif. in 1967 to be closer to prime fly fishing venues and to raise his family in the spectacular forests of Northern California. His father, Bob Baiocchi, was inducted into the Federation of Fly Fishers Hall of Fame in 1999, and was a major influence in helping Jon hone his fly fishing skills at a very young age.

After finishing high school, Jon opted out of college to pursue a career as a professional snowboarder, competing at a national level, starring in feature movies, and working with manufacturers in research and development. After his snowboarding career ended in 1993, Jon focused entirely on fly fishing and conservation, and learning even more of the intricate details of his home waters. 

Jon now owns and operates Baiocchi’s Troutfitters guide service where he has been guiding Northern California waters for the last 20 years. The waters he guides on include Lake Davis, the wild and scenic Middle Fork Feather River, Frenchman’s Reservoir, the North Fork Yuba River, the Big and Little Truckee rivers, the Lower Yuba River, and many secluded creeks in Eastern Plumas County. Jon serves on the Truckee Trout Unlimited Board of Directors, and volunteers his time with the South Yuba River Citizens League. 

Guests Welcome!

Club Barbecue

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The Gardens at Heather Farm, Camelia Room
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner at at 7:00 p.m.

What better way to celebrate the summer than to feast on barbecue? Join us in our regular meeting room at The Gardens at Heather Farms for baby back ribs, boneless chicken breast, baked beans, fresh fruit salad, potato and Caesar salads, rolls, and a dessert selection of cookies and brownies. Beer and wine are included in the price of admission.

We will kick things off with a wine toss and silent auction at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Every dinner admission includes one raffle ticket. Goodies in the raffle and silent auction will include fishing gear and accessories, jewelry, DVFF-logoed items, and a custom built fly rod.

Advanced tickets can be purchased online for $20 each until Aug. 8th. (You must be logged in to access online ticket sales.) Tickets will be $25 at the door. Tickets include dinner, beer/wine and one raffle ticket. You'll be able to increase your chance of winning by purchasing additional tickets for $1 or six for $5.

Join The Club!

You can join online or join the DVFF online or download a membership application. (The membership form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.) Print out and complete the form and either bring it to a meeting or send it to the club mailbox (Diablo Valley Fly Fishermen, P.O. Box 4988, Walnut Creek, CA 94596). You may also pick up an application at a meeting

Photos from the 2017 Spring Novice Seminar

Novice Seminar - Spring 2017


See the entire photo album by clicking here.



2016 Member of the Year

Richard Bourdon

Congratulations to Richard Bourdon, the 2016 Member of the Year!

The Next Board Meeting

The next board meeting will take place July 17, 2017, at 7 p.m., at The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek in the Rotary Room.

Our Supporters

The Fly Shop
Creative Sports
Mel Kreiger's Club Pacific
California Fly Fisher Magazine
Confluence Outfitters
Northwest Fly Fisher Magazine
Kelsey Bass Ranch
Montana Fly Company

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Novice Class

The DVFF offers Novice Fly Fishing Seminars during the spring and fall. Check the Novice Fly Fishing Seminar page for additional information.

Fly Tying Classes

Our fly tying course can introduce you to some of the most commonly used patterns. You should check the Fly Tying Class page and Windknots for updated information and schedules.

Contact Us 

Diablo Valley Fly Fishermen
P.O. Box 4988
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

A 501(c)(7) nonprofit organization

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