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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.


DVFF Season Opener Fiesta

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Chateau Hall, Pleasant Hill Senior Center
233 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill

Social Hour 5:30-6:30 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m. Program 7:45 p.m.

Celebrate the start of the 2017 Trout Season at the DVFF Season Opener Fiesta. Dinner will be buffet-style Mexican, along with beer and wine. Guest speaker Justin Collmann, Ph.D. will offer a unique take on fly fishing with his presentation “Fly Fishing with the Shoulds.”


Justin is a clinical psychologist and fly fishing and tying enthusiast who grew up fly fishing the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee with his father. Now he spends his summers fishing small streams in the Sierras and lakes near his Sonoma County home. He applies his psychological perspective to fly fishing issues to help himself and others in feeling more relaxed on the water. (Something that might be needed when that big one breaks off!)


Later in the evening there will an update on 2017 outings and reflection on those that took place during 2016.


Tickets: $40 in advance (click here to purchase online) or $50 day of at door.

Next Monthly Club Meeting & Program

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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.

Program to be Announced


Guests Welcome!


Photos from the 2017 Spring Novice Seminar

Novice Seminar - Spring 2017


See the entire photo album by clicking here.

2016 Member of the Year

Richard Bourdon

Congratulations to Richard Bourdon, the 2016 Member of the Year!

The Next Board Meeting

The next board meeting will take place March 14, 2017, at 7 p.m., at The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek in the Rotary Room.

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

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.


Novice Class

The DVFF offers Novice Fly Fishing Seminars during the spring and fall. Check the Novice Fly Fishing Seminar 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.

Contact Us 

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

A 501(c)(7) nonprofit organization

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