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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, Dec. 18, 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.

Saltwater Fly Fishing in Mexico: Affordable Adventures in the Yucatan, the Sea of Cortez, and Mexico's Pacific Coast Waters
(A multi-media presentation by Kirston Koths and Bob Marshak of Shooting Line Productions)

Whether you are a die-hard bonefish stalker or a trout bum with a curiosity for trying something new, our December presentation on fly fishing Mexico will have something for everyone. From inshore species you can manage with a 7 wt., to flats fishing with an 8 wt., to blue-water fishing with a 14 wt., this talk will cover it all.

Kirston Koths and Bob Marshak, wide-ranging fly-fishing aficionados and DVFF members, will trace the exciting transition from trout and steelhead fishing to sight-fishing for bonefish and tarpon and will even explore the challenging frontiers of fly fishing for marlin in blue water. This presentation will, if nothing else, introduce you to the cornucopia of saltwater species that can be caught on a fly in Mexico. From fish you may know about -- bonefish, baby tarpon, jacks, dorado, and permit, to those you've maybe never even heard of -- broomtail grouper, roosterfish, pompano, and corvina. And forget about the sky-high Alaskan lodge prices. From Ascension Bay to Campeche, to Los Barriles and Magdalena Bay, these trips are relatively close-by and affordable. Many of the techniques Bob and Kirston will describe are also applicable to boat-fishing in the San Francisco Bay delta or surf-zone fly fishing on our local beaches. Put this talk on your calendar!
Speaker Photos 2018.12
Kirston and Bob are the founders of Shooting Line Productions, a company dedicated to the documentation of fly fishing destinations, worldwide. They have had many feature articles published in California Fly Fisher, CATCH Magazine, Northwest Fly Fishing, and Southwest Fly Fishing, where their article about fishing Magdalena Bay on Baja's Pacific coast recently appeared. Their Shooting Line Production talks are illustrated with colorful still photos and are peppered with tightly edited music videos, including shots of fighting all the major Mexican saltwater species, and even rare footage of surface-feeding marlin.  


2018 Eastern Sierra Outing

Video Clips & Photographs Courtesy Fred Glaser, Tom Morehouse, Wayne Hofer, Patrick Konoske


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.

Upcoming Events
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2017 Member
of the Year

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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


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.

Rod Building Classes

In our rod building classes experienced members will guide you through the creation of your custom fly rod. Classes are announced in our Windknots newsletter and are usually held on Saturdays.

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

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