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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 non-profit organization dedicated to the support and conservation of native fish and their environment. The members of DVFF promote the awareness, art and skills of fly fishing, fly tying, rod building, catch and release practices, and related activities.

The DVFF organization exists to serve its members through club activities and resources including a novice seminar, skills seminars, fishing outings, guest speakers at regular meetings, an online forum, a DVD lending library, Facebook page, and fund raising activities, such as our 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 a local Project Healing Waters program.

Anyone interested in fly fishing is eligible and welcome to become a member of the DVFF.

Next Monthly Club Meeting & Program

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Heather Farms Community Center
301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek
7:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.)
Casting Practice Starts at 6 p.m.

CalTrout Conservation Update with Curtis Knight

Curtis Knight has worked for California Trout since 2000, heading up the Mt. Shasta Office before becoming Conservation Director in 2010. In 2014, Curtis was name

Curtis Knight CalTrout

d Executive Director where he currently leads CalTrout’s work to solve complex resources issues while balancing the needs of wild fish and people. His work with CalTrout has included leading projects on the Klamath, Shasta, McCloud, Upper Sacramento and Pit rivers as well as Hat Creek. California Trout owns property on Fall River and the Upper Sacramento River that Curtis managed for public access, environmental education, and donor functions.


As Conservation Director, Curtis led CalTrout’s statewide policy and legislative working with CalTrout Conservation staff and Sacramento based political consultants. From 1996-2000 he worked for The Nature Conservancy at the McCloud River Preserve and as Project Ecologist for the Sacramento River Project. Curtis received a Master Degree in Fisheries Science from Utah State University in 1997. His thesis work was on the spawning and recruitment of adfluvial Bonneville cutthroat trout with an emphasis on early life-history.

Join The Club!

You can 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.

IFF Casting Show


2014 Member of the Year

2014 Member of the Year Willy George Willy (right) w/President Wayne Hofer


Congratulations to Willy George, DVFF Casting Instruction (and Novice Seminar Instruction, Ret.), who was selected as the 2014 Member of the Year!


The Next Board Meeting

The next board meeting will take place Sept. 15, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., at a location to be announced. DVFF members are encouraged to attend! (Please contact President Wayne Hofer prior to the meeting to confirm the location.)


Our Supporters

The Fly Shop
Creative Sports
Mel Kreiger's Club Pacific
California Fly Fisher Magazine
Confluence Outfitters
Northwest Fly Fisher Magazine
Kelsey Bass Ranch
Montana Fly Company


Novice Class

The DVFF offers Novice Fly Fishing Seminars during the spring and fall. Our next session is in April 2015. Check the Novice Fly Fishing Seminar page for additional information.

Fly Tying Classes

Check the Fly Tying Class page for updated schedules for both classes and one-day sessions. Also see club member Dave McCants' website for additional opportunities

Contact Us 

Diablo Valley Fly Fishermen
P.O. Box 4988
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

A 501(c)(7) nonprofit organization

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