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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, May 12, 2015
Heather Farms Community Center
301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek
7:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.)

The Best of Oregon with Charles Gehr


Charles Gehr's presentation will highlight Oregon's Deschutes, Williamson and Grande Ronde rivers, specifically trout and steelhead on the Deschutes, trophy trout on the Williamson and summer steelhead on the Grande Ronde.


Program Speaker 2015.05 Charles GherCharles, considered the most knowledge member of Fly Water Travel when it comes to spey tackle and techniques, specializes in trout and steelhead fisheries of the Pacific Northwest, the Rockies and British Columbia. 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 Travel team. Prior to his tenure on the Deschutes River, Charles lived in Ashland, Ore. and fished the waters of Southern Oregon and Northern California extensively.


Charles is an excellent fly tier and an extremely gifted spey caster. A University of Wyoming alumnus, his overriding passion for the outdoors and wild places lead him to guide white water, take on rock climbing and fly fishing, row the Grand Canyon, backpack long sections of the Appalachian Trail, and kayak countless rivers from coast to coast.



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 May 19, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the Walnut Creek Fuddruckers at 1940 N. Main St. 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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