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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 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, Dec. 17, 2019
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!

Zealand and the Ningaloo Reef
in North West Australia
with Don Muelrath


Freelance outdoor and fly fishing photographer and writer Don Muelrath will join us for a presentation on two destinations: New Zealand and the Ningaloo Reef off North West Australia. Don’s presentation will cover the unique fly fishing options in both places and a description of why each is a world-class destination in their own right. 

Speaker 2019 12 MuelrathBoth are distinctly different fisheries. New Zealand offers a truly unique opportunity to sight fish for trophy trout in spectacular settings. Don will discuss touring options, guides, logistics, the people, and the countries. The Ningaloo Reef is a salt water flats fishery with large bonefish, giant trevally, permit, golden trevally, and other species, in a dynamic and beautiful marine environment. 

Don is a freelance outdoor and fly fishing photographer and writer. He has fished and photographed many of the world’s foremost and spectacular fly fishing destinations, ranging from the Amazon, Africa, and Patagonia to Australia, the Mexican Yucatan, the Florida Keys and the Bahamas, Quebec, and Kamchatka. 

Don and his son, Scott, have contributed articles and photos in most of the major U.S. fishing magazines and books. Their work has been published in European magazines in French, Dutch, German, and Russian. This list includes Gray's Sporting Journal, Saltwater Sportsman, Sport Fishing, Sporting Classics, Fly Fishing in Saltwaters, Fly Fishing and Tying Journal, Saltwater Fly Fishing, Fish & Fly and the Readers Digest book “The Complete Book Of Flyfishing - A World Wide Guide.” Don and his son coauthored the award-winning “Fly Fishing’s Greatest Adventures: THE HUNT.”


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
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
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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