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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, June 20, 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.

The Native Fish Society
with Mark Sherwood, Executive Director
and Jake Crawford, Southern Regional Manager

Mark Sherwood and Jake Crawford of the Native Fish Society will join the DVFF to discuss their current campaigns on northern California’s Eel and Smith rivers, as well the society’s recent accomplishments across the Pacific Northwest in protecting wild salmon and steelhead, stop habitat degradation before it starts, and help ensure wild, native fish have access to invaluable cold-water habitats.  

For over 20 years, the Native Fish Society has been a leading voice for wild, native fish across the Pacific Northwest. Through its signature River Steward Program, the society empowers grassroots advocates from northern California to British Columbia with science-based, community-focused solutions to fix the hatchery, harvest, hydro and habitat challenges that hold back wild fish recovery. 

With 85 dedicated River Stewards safeguarding over 4,000 river miles, the Native Fish Society is dedicated to addressing the most pervasive threats to wild fish while promoting stewardship of the habitats that sustain them. 

Speaker Mark SherwoodFor more than six years Mark Sherwood has helped the Native Fish Society’s River Stewards channel passion for their home waters and wild fish into meaningful conservation. Today, Mark serves as the Native Fish Society’s executive director, overseeing a small team of staff and the implementation of the organization’s mission across Oregon, Washington, western Idaho, and northern California. Mark earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and English Literature from Westmont College and currently lives on the Wild Rivers Coast in Brookings, Ore.

Speaker Jake CrawfordJake Crawford manages the Southern Region of the Native Fish Society’s River Steward Program, managing volunteers and their efforts to protect home waters from the Umpqua River in southern Oregon to the Russian River in northern California. Over the last four years Jake has served various roles with the Native Fish Society, including roles as Illinois River Steward, River Steward Program Director and Southern Regional Manager. He currently lives in Oregon’s Rogue valley. After graduating from Colorado State University with a Masters Degree in Political Science focused on environmental and public policy, Jake moved west to chase wild steelhead in the Pacific Northwest. 

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 May 9, 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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