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Diablo Valley Fly Fishermen
Friendship | Conservation | Education

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.

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Next Monthly Club Meeting & Program

Tuesday, July 16, 2018
The Gardens at Heather Farm, Camelia Room
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek

Doors Open 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Starts 7:30 p.m.

Seven Months of Steelhead Fishing in Northern California, with Anthony Carruesco

Anthony Carruesco – owner of AC Fly Fishing and contributor to Lost Coast Outfitters’s Fishing Reports – will touch on various Northern California rivers, including the Trinity, Klamath, Lower Sacramento, Feather, Yuba and the Lost Coast Rivers known for winter steelhead: the Eel and Smith. These rivers offer an incredibly large window for targeting and catching steelhead. Anthony will highlight general locations and the timing of runs, as well as tactics and techniques used to catch these revered fish in ever-changing conditions.

Anthony will also spend a bit of time talking about the Alaska trip he hosts every year to the Kenai Peninsula to catch oversized trout, Dolly Varden, steelhead and silver salmon. 
Speaker Carruesco
Anthony found his passion for fly fishing at a young age. Following that passion to the foothills of the Gold Country and beyond, to the vast tundra of Alaska, and finally back home to Northern California, where he has turned that passion into a career. Anthony has put together a group of like-minded guides at AC Fly fishing. When he is not guiding, you’ll find him chasing the white ball on manicured fairways or anadromous fish on the coastline.

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
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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


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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