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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, December 19, 2017
The Gardens at Heather Farm, Camelia Room
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek

Doors Open 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Starts 7:30 p.m.

Breaking Down Stillwater, 
with Lance Gray

Lance’s presentation will cover breaking down stillwater, including targeting transition zones and picking the best gear to get fish to eat. He’s a long-time Northern California angler, guide, and with his wife Kirsten owner of Lance Gray & Co. 

Lance started fly fishing with his father and brother Lincoln at age seven. He began to tie flies commercially in his teens for shops all around Northern California and at 17 went to work for Powell’s in Chico, working in the fly shop, building rods, guiding, and leading fly-tying and fly-fishing schools. In 1993, Lance and Kirsten started Saltwater Innovations, a manufacturer and distributor of saltwater fly fishing products, including Lance’s Crystal Popper, Gray’s Billfish Fly, the KO Charlie line, and the Raghead Crabs. His wife worked behind the scenes, handling the day-to-day operation running the manufacturing floor of the company.

Lance and Kirsten launched Lance Gray & Co. during 200, creating a full-service outfitter offering guided trips, fly-fishing schools, workshops, and a travel agency. Lance is a signature tier for Aqua Flies, a pro staff member for Sage and Rio, and is a featured writer, with articles published in Angling Trade Magazine, California Fly Fisher, Fly Fishermen, Sierra Fisherman and Northwest Fly Fishing.

Photos from the 2017 Eastern Sierra Outing

Slideshow
2017 Eastern Sierra Trip

 


See the Album Here

 

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.

 

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 Dec. 12, 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

info@diablovalleyflyfish.org 

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

A 501(c)(7) nonprofit organization

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