Welcome to the Tri-Valley Fly Fishers Website!
We are an organization dedicated to the enjoyment of fly fishing and the activities surrounding it. Our members are the life blood of TVFF and as a group of volunteers the success of our programs and activities is directly related to the participation of its members.
Our Club has numerous fishing trips that all members are encouraged to enjoy. Members who have enjoyed fishing various locations volunteer to coordinate these trips and provide information about the destination, accommodations (motels or campgrounds), successful fly patterns, etc. Some local trips are as near as Putah Creek or Delta waters, others as far as the Eastern Sierras and Nevada. Typically, the Club has at least one planned outing per month.
The Tri-Valley Fly Fishers (TVFF) 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 informative, rewarding and fun!
Conservation / Trout in the Classroom (TIC)
TVFF is very active in conservation projects to preserve our fishing heritage. Our "signature" project is participation in the DF&W 'Trout in the Classroom" program in which students raise trout from fertilized eggs in their classrooms in TVFF-donated aquariums. TVFF supports the program in over 20 local classrooms.
Our annual Silent Auction is usually held in April. This is our one and only fund raiser for the year with the proceeds from this auction help us support the club's activities. Member participation is very important to its success. This event is open to all people, members and nonmembers alike. In January we invite several of the best fly tyers in the Bay Area to come demonstrate their skills and share their knowledge with our members. In February our newly elected Officers are installed and feted. .
VFFF (Veterans First Fly Fishing)
Working with The Veterans Administration clinicians, VFFF volunteers teach veterans the skills of fly fishing. This includes fly tying, casting and actual time on the water. The benefits are not limited to learning the art of fly fishing but also contribute to the well being, social adjustment and in many cases help improve attention and fine motor skills. The organization is part of the of the Northern California Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers and is funded entirely by donations and grants. The volunteers meet with veterans at the Livermore, Palo Alto, and Menlo Park hospital facilities. The volunteers are all members of the local fly fishing clubs who wish to give back to the vets that have given so much.
We are looking forward to you joining us and actively participating in the Tri-Valley Fly Fishers.
Martin Plotkin, President
Tri-Valley Fly Fishers is 501(c)(7) non-profit organization.