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Diablo Valley Fly Fishing Club
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Jim McCombs fishing Hot Creek, Sept. 2008

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 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. For a little insight into our club, watch The DVFF's 50th Anniversary video.

Next Monthly Club Meeting & Program

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020
The Gardens at Heather Farm, Camelia Room
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek

Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Guests Welcome!

The Jurassic Cutthroat of Pyramid Lake, with Joe Contaldi


During October and through May Joe Contaldi spends his guiding time at Pyramid Lake. His presentation will cover the lake’s history, peak times to fish, shoreline fishing with custom ladder chairs, wading, and gear selection. Joe will also go over the stillwater tactics he uses from his boat on this world-class fishery.

Speaker 2020.01 ContaldiJoe started fishing in New Jersey as a child and moved to Southern California during his high school years. Soon he was fishing all that California and parts of Nevada had to offer. 

He has been a licensed guide since 1996 on the waters of the Eastern Sierra. Based in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., he is the lead guide and owner of Performance Anglers Guide Service and Pyramid Lake Anglers Guide Service. From May through September he spends his time in the Eastern Sierra guiding on Crowley Lake and the East Walker and Upper Owens rivers. Joe is a celebrity speaker at The Fly Fishing Show in Pleasanton and has been quoted in many articles and books, and has been a featured guest host on radio shows.


2018 Eastern Sierra Outing

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

Join The Club!

You can join 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
Upcoming Events

2018 Member
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Member of the Year 2018 Alan Christian
Congratulations to Alan Christian, the 2018 Member of the Year!

Our Supporters

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

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