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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, January 17, 2017
The Gardens at Heather Farms | Rotary Room
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Guests Welcome!

Please Join Us at This Meeting to Honor Our Volunteers

Whether in front of a class, leading an outing, or quietly working behind the scenes, every DVFF volunteer is important to the great whole we call our club. Please join us as we recognize all of the volunteers who make the DVFF one of the best in Northern California. This is one time each year that each volunteer is personally recognized in front of you, the club members, and your attendance magnifies our appreciation. We will also recognize the 2016 Member of the Year and the new officers and board members.

Meeting Program

Patagonia, with Alan Christian

Alan Christian, Speaker January 2017

DVFF Member Alan Christian will offer his perspective on a trip to Patagonia during January 2016, when he, his cousin Dwight Doty and fellow DVFF members Tom Seidman and Dirk Launt went in search of dry fly action. Their trip included visits to four prominent rivers in the Lakes District, during this trip a region similar to Wyoming in early July. Guided by Ron Sorensen’s Chocolate Lab Expeditions, the trip exceeded all expectations and for many anglers could be classed as a ‘trip of a lifetime’ and in fact delivered a LIFER catch.

Alan will discuss how while this was not a ‘chuck and duck’ exercise, big foams were also on the menu. And the trout weren’t the only ones eating…estancia hospitality is equal to any experienced by this team of seasoned fly fishers. Join Alan for a tour that starts in Bariloche and concludes in San Martin, with a retrospective on just how Argentina was introduced to the fly fishing community in the U.S. and around the world.

Alan has been a DVFF member for nearly 25 years and has served as an officer and a board member. He started fly fishing in 1964 in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in chemical engineering. He is the recipient of several U.S. Ski Association and Far West Ski Association awards.


Photos from the 2016 Fall Novice Seminar

Novice Seminar - Fall 2016


See the entire photo album by clicking here.

2015 Member of the Year

MOY 2015 Bill Vierra Bill Vierra (right) and
2014-2015 President Wayne Hofer

Congratulations to Bill Vierra, long-time DVFF membership chair, who was selected as the 2015 Member of the Year!

The Next Board Meeting

The next board meeting will take place Jan. 10, 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

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.


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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