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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, June 9, 2015
Heather Farms Community Center
301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek
7:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.)

Best Patagonia Fishing near San Martin de los Andes, Argentina, with Ron Sorensen


Ron will talk in detail about the waters he fishes the area around the town of San Martin de los Andes in the province of Neuquén, Argentina. From small spring creeks and freestone streams to bigger waters such as the Collon Cura River and the tactical tailwater of the lower Limay River.


Ron SorensenRon’s Chocolate Lab Expeditions utilizes six large estancias (ranches) offering over 260 miles of private river access and first-class accommodations on famous rivers, such as the Malleo, Chimehuin, Collon Cura, and Traful, plus a few lesser known waters. He offers overnight float trips and public access waters that allow for trips customized to clients’ varying levels of experience and budgets.


Ron grew up in Portland, Ore. fishing the rivers of Central Oregon with his grandfather and father. When he was five years old, he caught his first fish on a fly in the Metolius River and hasn't stopped fishing since. He started tying flies and working in the industry at age 16 at Kaufmann's Streamborn fly shop under Randall Kaufmann’s tutelage, then worked summers at a fly shop on the Metolius before heading off to Washington University in St Louis.


Ron started guiding in 1991 on the Madison River and in 1992 guided for Mike Lawson on the Henry's Fork, where he remained through 2002. It was during this time that Ron had an offer to guide in Patagonia, and in1996 spent his first winter in Argentina..



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.


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 June 16, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., likely at the Walnut Creek Fuddruckers at 1940 N. Main St. 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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