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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, October 16, 2018
The Gardens at Heather Farm, Camelia Room
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek

Doors Open 6:30 p.m.
Program Begins 7:30 p.m.

Tactical Fly Fishing: Lessons Learned from Competition for All Anglers with Devin Olsen

Competitive fly fisher Devin Olsen will talk about the techniques he has used to become a repeat medalist in fly fishing competitions around the world; techniques that can be adapted to everyday fly fishing situations. He will cover strategies, tactics, and flies that will allow anyone to fish for rivers, small streams, and still waters more successfully.

Speaker 2018 10 Olsen

Devin started fly fishing at age nine, with his addiction to fly fishing tracing back to catching a cutthroat in the first meadow of the famed Slough Creek in Yellowstone on a hand me down fiberglass 7 wt. This year marks his 10th consecutive berth as an angler for Fly Fishing Team USA at the 38th Fips Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships in Trentino, Italy, where he finished as the highest ranking American. In past years Devin has earned one individual medal and two team medals.

With the knowledge he gained in competition, Devin launched Tactical Fly Fisher, an online fly fishing shop dedicated to competitive fly fishing gear and techniques for the mainstream angler. Through the Tactical Fly Fisher blog, he openly shares his secrets to success. Devin and Lance Egan produced two instruction videos Modern Nymphing: European Inspired Techniques and Modern Nymphing: Elevated. Also, Devin’s book Tactical Fly Fishing: Lessons Learned from Competition for All Anglers is scheduled to be released Feb. 1, 2019.


2018 Eastern Sierra Outing

Content courtesy Fred Glaser, Tom Morehouse, Wayne Hofer, Patrick Konoske



DVFF 2018 Barbecue Retrospective

Video Courtesy Luong Tam, Photos Courtesy Ted Shapas


Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

2017 Member
of the Year

Griffis.Larry.Fly Tying

Congratulations to Larry Griffis, the 2017 Member of the Year!

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.


Fly Fishing Classes

The DVFF offers fly fishing classes during the spring and fall. Check the Novice Fly Fishing Fundamentals 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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