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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.

Anyone interested in fly fishing is eligible and welcome to become a member of the DVFF.

Next Monthly Club Meeting & Program

Tuesday, January 13, 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

San Joaquin Basin Trout and Steelhead:

A Status Report, by Doug Demko


Various fisheries monitoring programs have occurred intermittently in the San Joaquin Basin over the last few decades for the purpose of managing salmon and trout populations. Although much is known about the abundance and life-history characteristics of salmon, comparatively less is known about rainbow trout, especially steelhead and factors that drive anadromy. Doug’s talk will review different monitoring programs within the basin which includes the Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Merced rivers and what is learned about rainbow trout, and factors that drive the abundance of both resident trout and anadromous steelhead.


Doug Demko is the owner of FISHBIO, a company with offices in the U.S. and South East Asia that specializes in fisheries research and monitoring. He is trained in biology and law, and has over 20 years of experience researching fish populations in California’s Central Valley. He works on various research and conservation projects for clients such as the U.S. State Department, USGS, Bureau of Reclamation, IUCN, WWF, The Asia Foundation, as well as numerous other environmental groups and private water and hydropower interests.


Crab Feed Sold Out 


The Crab Feed (scheduled for Jan. 17, 2015) is sold out and any new reservations will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified if an opening becomes available.


If You Need to Cancel...


If you find you need to cancel please let us know as soon as possible at so that we may accommodate those on the waiting list as soon as possible.


...But If You Are Going

The DVFF will provide the traditional feast of salad, garlic bread, pasta and crab. Beverages will also be provided (with generous tips gratefully accepted). The dinner will take place this year at a new location: the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center at 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00 p.m.

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.


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2013 Member of the Year

Congratulations to Ted Shapas, DVFF Conservation Chair, who was selected as the 2013 Member of the Year!


The Next Board Meeting

The next board meeting will take place Jan. 20, 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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