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.
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
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
A couple times a year, the Tri-Valley Fly Fishers offers the popular Fly Fishing Fundamentals Class taught by experienced Club members. The 5-part course consists of 3 evenings of classroom instruction and 2 on the water casting sessions. The evening classes are typically held once a week from 7:00pm (sharp) to 9:00 (approximately) at the Livermore Rod and Gun Club. The two casting classes are usually held are the McCrea Park Casting Facility in Oakland, just off Highway 13. Equipment for the class will be provided.
At various times the club will have 1 hour seminars on various fly fishing topics. Check the Newsletter or website for upcoming sessions.