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Diablo Valley Fly Fishing Club
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Welcome to the Diablo Valley Fly Fishing 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 at 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 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. For a little insight into our club, watch The DVFF's 50th Anniversary video.


Selected Online Meeting & Speaker Recordings Available Here

Next Monthly Club Meeting & Program

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.
To be Presented Online, Invites to be Sent to Members via Email
If you are a prospective member and would like an invite, send a request to info@diablovalleyflyfish.org.

The East Walker River,
Presented by Todd Pond


Speaker 2021 01 PondTodd is Grizzly Peak Fly Fishers' outings coordinator and a new DVFF member. He knows the East Walker and its wild fish, and will lead the DVFF's planned East Walker River Outing later in the year. The East Walker is a precious river in the Eastern Sierras. People from all over the world fish it every year. It’s a fishery where fly fishers leave a piece of their hearts. It’s well-known for its healthy population of wild trout. And, although this river is magical and beautiful, it is also very mysterious. The fish are on edge because it is so heavily fished and flows change constantly. Anglers often go home wandering if the river actually holds fish. Occasionally, the river gives up its secrets by rewarding an angler with a beautiful fish. 

Determined to understand the East Walker River, Grizzly Peak Fly Fishers’ Todd Pond made several trips to the East Walker River during the past six years. His knowledge was gained by spending a lot of time exploring the river system and over those years, he learned the river well enough to consistently catch fish from the dam to the cattle fields in Nevada. 

This presentation will cover the general area, the river, its history, camping, regulations, and fishing on the California and Nevada stretches of the East Walker River. He will break down the river into sections to provide an understanding of its different characteristics. Todd will also talk about the most productive ways to fish the river and cover productive flies. The most valuable part of this presentation will be the questions and answers. 

Todd was introduced to the outdoors by his family when he was young. His earliest memories are camping, fishing, and playing in the mountains. Over the years, he has fished waters ranging from the mountain to ocean, but his most precious memories are fishing mountain streams and rivers for trout. He instantly fell in love with fly fishing, calling it holistic, interactive, and complex. Spending time in nature is sacred to Todd – the air, the foliage, the beauty, the wildlife, and the sounds of the river. “When I am in the river, I feel like I have become one with a nature.” says Todd, “It is a place I go to enjoy life, clear my mind, and to cleanse my soul. Fly fishing simply balances my life.” Often, Todd finds himself fishing from dawn to dusk.

 

 

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.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE


The DVFF Board of Directors has implemented online video conferencing in lieu of monthly in-person club meetings. This action was taken to protect you, your family, and friends and to be in compliance with the Contra Costa County Health Department recommendation (and the California state-wide stay-at-home order of March 19, 2020) regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In lieu of in-person monthly meetings, you will be invited to join an online, interactive virtual meeting, during which will be able to hear our speaker and get fish reports and announcements. Members will receive an email with instructions on how to join these virtual meetings. Please stay healthy and safe. You can find the DVFF's COVID-19 Policies & Update Page here.

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The Fly Shop
Creative Sports
Mel Kreiger's Club Pacific
California Fly Fisher Magazine
Confluence Outfitters
Montana Fly Company
Jack Trout Fly Fishing
ECHO Fly Fishing





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 Fishing Club, P.O. Box 4988, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 | info@diablovalleyflyfish.org

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