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Diablo Valley Fly Fishing Club
Friendship | Conservation | Education

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 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, Oct. 20, 2020 @ 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

Make Dry Fly and Emerger Fishing Work, with Skip Morris

Speaker Morris 202010The author of multiple books on fly fishing, Skip will talk about dry flies of all kinds, from floating to half-floating emergers. Beginners and seasoned fly fishers alike will find plenty of interest in his presentation: when to and not to fish an attractor (along with a look at some excellent attractor patterns), casts for achieving a drag-free fly drift, how to sink tippet to turn it almost invisible, dry flies on creeks vs. dry flies on rivers, when to twitch a dry fly, a close look at various dry-fly designs and how they affect the way each pattern is fished, considerations for choosing the right fly to imitate various insects, and more. Not merely a dry classroom presentation, “Make Dry Fly and Emerger Fishing Work” will include stories and humor woven into it, to entertain as well as inform.

Skip has written 21 books on fly fishing and fly tying during the past 25 years. Among them are “Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple,” Western River Hatches,” “Trout Flies for Rivers,” and “Morris & Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes.” He has also written over 300 magazine articles. Skip has also served among the hosts of a national fly-fishing television show and several instructional DVDs. As a speaker, Slip has presented in California, Arizona, Michigan, Iowa, Texas, and Alabama, and other states, three Canadian provinces, and overseas. The spring 2014 issue of Fly Tyer magazine announced Skip as a winner of its lifetime achievement award. 

Skip’s wife, Carol, provides much of the photography for Skip’s work and all the illustrations. Skip and Carol live on Washington’s lush Olympic Peninsula, with its myriad opportunities for both fresh and saltwater fly fishing.


Summer 2020 - Outing & Member Photos

2020 Summer Photos




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.



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.


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

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

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 |

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