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

Next Monthly Club Meeting & Program

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The Gardens at Heather Farm, Camelia Room
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek

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

High Water Tactics
with Jon Baiocchi

For March’s meeting we welcome master guide Jon Baiocchi of Baiocchi’s Troutfitters. Jon has an all new presentation especially created for fly fishers looking for a more technical program on fishing during the spring runoff in the Sierra Nevada and other weather-related periods of big water. “High Water Tactics” entails a look into the causes of high water, safety, turbidity and trout, water to target, tight line nymphing, fishing streamers, fighting large trout, equipment, and flies. Beautiful images and new, detailed animated slides will provide clear and concise information for future endeavors on the water during extreme conditions. 

Speaker 2019-03 BaiocchiJon has been fly fishing and tying flies since 1972, and is a California licensed fly fishing guide, published author, educator and innovative tier. Jon serves on the Truckee Trout Unlimited Board of Directors, and volunteers his time with the South Yuba River Citizens League. After he was born in San Jose, Calif., his Dad moved the entire family to Paradise, Calif. during 1967 to be closer to prime fly fishing venues and to raise his family in the spectacular forests of Northern California. 

Jon’s Dad, Bob Baiocchi – inducted into the Federation of Fly Fishers Hall of Fame during 1999 – was a major influence in helping Jon hone his fly fishing skills at a very young age. After finishing high school, Jon opted out of college to pursue a career as a professional snowboarder, competing at a national level, starring in feature movies, and working with manufacturers in their research and development programs. After his career ended during 1993, Jon focused entirely on fly fishing and conservation, learning even more of the intricate details of his home waters.

Jon now owns and operates Baiocchi’s Troutfitters guide service in Northern California, where he has been guiding for the last 20 years. The waters he guides include Lake Davis, the wild and scenic Middle Fork Feather River, Frenchman Reservoir, the North Fork Yuba River, the Big and Little Truckee rivers, the Lower Yuba River, and many secluded creeks in Eastern Plumas County.


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
Upcoming Events

2018 Member
of the Year

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
Kelsey Bass Ranch
Montana Fly Company
Jack Trout 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 | info@diablovalleyflyfish.org

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