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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.

PHWFF-Martinez Tournament 

Next Monthly Club Meeting & Program

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.,
Meeting Call to Order at 7:30 p.m.

Heather Farms Community Center
301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek

Fly Fishing the Missouri River, with Ed Lawrence


Ed LawerenceEd Lawrence, the owner of Ed Lawrence’s Flyfishing Outfit in Bozeman, will present a program on fishing the Missouri River near Craig Montana below Holter Dam. The intent of his presentation is to answer these questions: 


• When do I go?

• How do I get there?

• Where do I stay?

• Where do I fish?

• What Flies do I need?

• Where do I fish?

• What gear do I need?

• What are the seasons of the river and the hatches on it?


Ed has been guiding for 15 years , primarily on the Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin and Missouri rivers. Prior to becoming a professional guide, Ed was a professional writer with credits in all of the major fly fishing magazines. He also authored three books. Ed is a graduate of the University of Oregon, grew up in the Bay Area and is still an avid San Francisco Giants fan.

Time to Tie!

The 2015 DVFF Auction will be upon us sooner than you think! What better way to contribute to the club's support of your favorite sport than tying flies? The sales of member-tied flies is one of the single biggest contributor of revenue that ends up supporting the club's conservation donations, youth program, Trout in the Classroom and other programs. You can contact the auction chairperson for more information.

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 Feb. 17, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the Concord Sizzler at 1353 Willow Pass Road. 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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