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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.

Next Monthly Club Meeting & Program

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The Gardens at Heather Farms | Rotary Room
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Guests Welcome!
Native Cutthroat of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, with Willi Cannell

Outfitter Willi Cannell will share the history, geology and details of the aquatic life of central Idaho in a program accompanied by beautiful images provided by his wife, Kat Cannell. His presentation will focus on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, the west's most rugged wilderness cutthroat trout fishery, which flows through the 2.3-million-acre Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.


Willi Cannell 2016-10 SpeakerWilli’s awe and respect for the powerful freedom found in our wild environs started early, when he was growing up on the Maine coast.  When he wasn't exploring his father's classic wooden boat shop, he was sailing on the deep blue. His family’s relocation to Idaho when he was 10 introduced him to outdoor leadership at The Community School, and he has been attached to Idaho's wilderness ever since. He started guiding in the Frank Church Wilderness while attending college at St. Lawrence University and has remained there ever since.


Willi is the owner of Solitude River Trips, is an avid paraglider, backcountry skier, sportsman, historian and explorer. In the winter months, he coaches at the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation as an alpine ski racing coach.


Photos from the 2016 Fall Novice Seminar

Novice Seminar - Fall 2016


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 Sept. 14, 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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