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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, October 17, 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.

Putah Creek Trout Restoration Status and Where and How to Fish it Successfully,
with Steve Karr, Chairman of the Board for Putah Creek Trout

Speaker Steve Kerr (Trout)If you would like the opportunity to land a beautiful rainbow like the one in the picture above you will want to come and hear Steve’s presentation covering the history and heritage of Putah Creek Trout, a status report on the restoration projects both current and future and of course the presentation would not be complete without covering the where and how to fish Putah Creek.

Steve has been a fly fisherman for over 50 years and has been fishing Putah Creek since the 1990’s during which time he witnessed many changes in the stream and the trout fishery. He joined Putah Creek Trout during its first year (2007) when it was still just a small group of concerned fishermen and women hoping to bring the Creek back to its Trophy Trout status. 

In 2009 the group achieved 501(c) 3 nonprofit status and Steve became Chairman of the Board in 2010. With a very talented and supportive Board, numerous volunteers, and funding from fly fishing clubs and others they have accomplished several milestones including special catch and release regulations, Wild Trophy Trout designation, and establishment of restoration programs designed to improve the creek ecosystem, expand the fishery, and provide better access for the many different recreational users of this valuable natural resource.

Photos from the 2017 Eastern Sierra Outing

2017 Eastern Sierra Trip


See the Album Here


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.


Auction Donations

PHWFF-Martinez will hold its annual online auction during Veteran’s Day week (Nov. 11-18). This is its major fundraiser and could again use your support in securing auction items. Please contact John Kreiter if you have any donations or any questions about possible donations. John can be reached at or (925) 239-9447.

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 Oct. 10, 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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