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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 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.

Online Speaker Presentations (Click Here, Must Login to View)
Selected Online Meeting Recordings Available Here



Next Monthly Club Meeting & Program
Tuesday, August 18, 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 info@diablovalleyflyfish.org.

Fly Fishing Northern California's Valley Rivers (Feather, Lower Sac and Yuba) with Lance Gray

Lance’s presentation comes at an opportune time. In a couple of months, it will be prime time – late September thru November – on these Northern California rivers. “Fishing Valley Rivers” is his newest presentation and will cover the Feather, Lower Sacramento and Yuba rivers, highlighting the what, when and how to fish these Northern California valley rivers, which offer some of the best trout and steelhead fishing throughout the year. Fall and Spring being the best times to target these rivers. Lance spend innumerable hours guiding and fishing all three rivers and during his presentation will offer insight into what he does every day on them, including flies, equipment and rigging.

Gray Lance Speaker 2020.08Lance will join us on Zoom to share the knowledge he’s gained since age 17, when he went to work at Powell’s in Chico, in the fly shop and building rods. He guided for Powell’s, led fly-tying and fly-fishing schools, and traveled.

During 2003, Lance and Kirsten Gray launched Lance Gray & Co., a full-service outfitter offering guided trips, fly-fishing schools, workshops and a travel agency. His guide service covers Lake Almanor, Manzanita Lake, and the Yuba, Lower Sac and Feather rivers. Lance is a signature tier for Aqua Flies, pro staff member for Sage and Rio and is a featured writer, with articles published in Angling Trade Magazine, California Fly Fisher, Fly Fishermen, Sierra Fisherman and Northwest Fly Fishing.

Lance and Kirsten together have more than a combined 50 years of experience in fly fishing. Lance started fly fishing with his father and brother Lincoln at age 7. In his teens, he began tying flies commercially for shops all around Northern California. During 1993, Lance and Kirsten started Saltwater Innovations, a manufacturer and distributor products for saltwater fly fishing. Lance’s Crystal Popper, Gray’s Billfish Fly, the KO Charlie line and the Raghead Crabs are all Saltwater Innovations products. Kirsten worked behind the scenes, handling day-to-day operations and running the manufacturing floor.

Video Courtesy Eagle Peak Montessori School teacher Jennifer Lee

 

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.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE


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.

Upcoming Events
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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 Fishing Club, P.O. Box 4988, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 | info@diablovalleyflyfish.org

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