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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.

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

Next Monthly Club Meeting & Program

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.,
Meeting Call to Order at 7:30 p.m.

Heather Farms Community Center
301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek

Saving Rivers and Fishing Oregon’s Wild and Scenic John Day River, with Jim Cox


Jim CoxJim’s program will provide a few short updates on the Western Rivers Conservancy’s current conservation projects, with a major focus on fly fishing Oregon’s Wild and Scenic John Day River. The John Day is the second longest free-flowing river in the West and known for its world-class smallmouth bass fishery and its excellent run of wild summer steelhead. The WRC was instrumental in helping create Cottonwood Canyon State Park on the John Day, the second largest state park in Oregon, and recently purchased another major ranch on the John Day in an effort to protect a major cold-water sanctuary for wild steelhead.


Jim joined the WRC as Director of Donor Relations in 2011. He has more than 25 years of experience working professionally in the nonprofit sector. The WRC, created in 1988, protects lands on 70 rivers in eight western states.

Time to Tie!

The 2015 DVFF Auction will be upon us sooner than you think! What better way to contribute to the club's support of your favorite sport than tying flies? The sales of member-tied flies is one of the single biggest contributor of revenue that ends up supporting the club's conservation donations, youth program, Trout in the Classroom and other programs. You can contact the auction chairperson for more information.

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.


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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 Jan. 20, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the Concord Sizzler at 1353 Willow Pass Road. DVFF members are encouraged to attend!


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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