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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, a Youth Fly Fishing program, 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 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.

Next Monthly Club Meeting & Program

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The Gardens at Heather Farms | Rotary Room
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek
Meeting at 7 p.m.

Wyoming's North Platte: Top to Bottom
with Charles Gehers

Charles GehrsDuring this meeting, Charles Gehrs will cover all aspects of what you need to fish the North Platte, including seasons, hatches, fishing methods and the full range of trip types in his program “Wyoming’s North Platte: Top to Bottom.” The North Platte River – in wild Southeast Wyoming where brown and rainbow trout far outnumber cowboys – offers endless vistas, ranging from deep canyons, wide meandering flats, high desert sections and lesser known trophy tailwaters, all rife with spectacular views, abundant wildlife, and few crowds. With over 200 miles of river flowing through the state of Wyoming and countless productive tributaries, the North Platte is a varied system with something to offer nearly everyone. For those who have tired of the tried and true, this system is a discreet Western gem that warrants the attention of all serious trout anglers.


Charles is a Regional Sales Manager at Fly Water Travel, specializing in trout and steelhead fisheries of the Pacific Northwest, the Rockies and Canada. A passionate and experienced angler, he spent five years as a full-time trout and steelhead guide on Oregon’s Deschutes River before joining the Fly Water Team. Prior to his tenure on the Deschutes, Charles lived in Ashland, Ore., and fished the waters of Southern Oregon and Northern California extensively. Charles is an excellent fly tier, an extremely gifted spey caster and the best informed member of the Fly Water staff on spey tackle and techniques. A University of Wyoming alumni, Charles also has a deep affection for and knowledge of the vast and varied trout fisheries of the Rockies and the American West. His overriding passion for the outdoors and wild places has lead him to guide white water, rock climbing, and fly fishing, row the Grand Canyon, backpack long sections of the Appalachian Trail, and kayak countless rivers from coast to coast.


Photos from the 2016 Crab Feed & Officer Installation

2016 DVFF Crab Feed & Officer Installation


See the entire photo album by clicking here..

2015 Member of the Year

MOY 2015 Bill Vierra Bill Vierra (right) and
2014-2015 President Wayne Hofer

Congratulations to Bill Vierra, long-time DVFF membership chair, who was selected as the 2015 Member of the Year!

The Next Board Meeting

The next board meeting will take place May 10, 2016, 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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