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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, September 18, 2017
The Gardens at Heather Farm, Camelia Room
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek

Doors Open 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Starts 7:30 p.m.

Modern Nymphing: European Inspired Techniques
with Devin Olsen

Speaker Devin Olsen FishingDevin Olsen started fly fishing at age 9. His addiction to fly fishing traces back to catching a cutthroat in the first meadow of the famed Slough Creek in Yellowstone on a hand me down fiberglass 7 wt. 

When Devin fished against Lance Egan and Ryan Barnes in the former Outdoor Life Network’s Fly Fishing Master’s in 2004, he realized he had to find a way to compete in the sport he loved. It was serendipitous that he worked with both Lance and Ryan a year later, after they had made Fly Fishing Team USA. Devin made Fly Fishing Team USA after his first regional competition and has been on the team ever since. 

The ensuing years have been more educational than Devin could have ever imagined and he is as hopelessly obsessed with fly fishing today as he has ever been. This obsession has brought dedication, which has helped him to have competitive success domestically and abroad. This year will mark his 9th consecutive berth as an angler for Fly Fishing Team USA in the 37th Fips Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships in Slovakia. Devin has landed on the podium three times in his previous eight competitions, with a pair of bronze medals, one individual and one team, and a team silver medal.

Fly fishing competitions have exposed Devin to tactics and techniques from incredible teammates and fellow fly anglers from across the globe. With this knowledge, Devin has started Tactical Fly Fisher, an online fly fishing shop dedicated to competitive fly fishing techniques and gear for the mainstream angler. He openly shares his secrets to success on his blog with readers anxiously waiting for more. He and Lance Egan produced an instruction video Modern Nymphing: European Inspired Techniques. He is currently working on the second release of Modern Nymphing and is writing a book on successful nymphing techniques. 

Devin’s presentation will include why European nymphing is so effective compared to other nymphing techniques. For those of you who think this is another presentation on Czech nymphing, it is not; it is much broader than that. Devin will present the required gear, rigging and leader setup, casting, presentation, and advanced techniques for landing fish. He will include techniques such as dry dropper hybrid rigs, sighter floating techniques for shallow water, standard up and across techniques and down and across swinging techniques. As time permits he will also talk about how he successfully uses Euro Nymphing for Steelhead.
Speaker Devin Olsen w Trout


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

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 July 17, 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

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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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