Education

The Tri-Valley Fly Fishers was originally chartered in 1965 as the Livermore Fly Fishermen. The club is dedicated to the promotion of the sport of fly fishing including fly tying, casting and fly fishing techniques. We strive to make our meetings and literature informative, rewarding and fun.


Guest Speakers

Knowledgeable guest speakers are the highlight of our monthly meetings. Past speakers include renowned guides, authors, and conservation experts. Most share their knowledge and experience to help members become better fly fishers.


Fly Tying Class

TIC image The Beginning Fly Tying class is offered periodically based on demand. The class opens with a session on basic entomology, and an overview of the basic tools of the trade and how they're used. Instructors pass on many useful tips in the process. The steps for tying a simple caddis pattern (McCaddis) are demonstrated , then set the class loose to try it for themselves. Many beginning tyers feel all thumbs at first, but improve with continued effort and experience.


Beginning Fly Fishing

The Tri-Valley Fly Fishers offers the popular Fly Fishing Fundamentals Class taught by experienced Club members to new members of the Club. The 3-part course consists of 2 evenings of classroom instruction and 1 on the water casting sessions. The evening classes are typically held once per week for 2 weeks from 7:00pm (sharp) to 9:00 (approximately) at the Livermore Rod and Gun Club in Livermore. The casting class are usually held in San Ramon or at the McCrea Park Casting Facility in Oakland, just off Highway 13 on a Saturday for 2-3 hours in the morning. We take signups during the regular meetings of the Club or you can contact the Education Director to sign up (click here).. Course tuition is under $50 and we offer a combo membership and tuition price option to those joining our Club. Please come to a monthly meeting to find out more and sign up, visitors are welcome to meetings. Typically the class is offered in the Spring season, but we ask you contact us to express your interest and your availability and we can schedule when we have 8 signups. We welcome beginners and experienced flyfishers. Also, we also take signups for various flycasting courses offerred by members of our club, come by the meeting to find out what is happening.


Seminars

At various times the club will have 1 hour seminars on various fly fishing topics. Check the Newsletter or website for upcoming sessions.