Club Meeting:

Tuesday, 8/8/17


The Downey Fly Fishers is a club consisting of men, women and children who share a common interest, the enjoyment of fly fishing.

The Downey Fly Fishers meets at the Barbara J Riley Community Center (at Apollo Park) in Downey, California (Los Angeles) on the 2nd Tues of every month at 6:00pm. Visitors and new members are always welcome to attend. Click here for directions

Fly Fishing the Eastern Sierras

In 1998, Chris Leonard enthusiastically enlisted in the United States Peace Corps just three weeks after having earned a degree in International Relations from Chico State. Being fluent in Italian having spent a year as an undergrad “studying” (he uses the term lightly – “partying” is a more appropriate description) in Florence, Italy, Chris was off to Romania for two years with the assignment of teaching English as a second language. He had the intentions of learning two more languages – Romanian and Hungarian – and going into business selling sand to Arabs and ice to Eskimos. Well, he did the former but not the later. A love of the classroom trumped chasing dollars for a multinational. Click here to read the article.

Our Mission

  • To promote, improve and enjoy all phases of fly fishing.
  • To maintain a high standard of true sportsmanship and promote social relations among its' members.
  • We, individually, endeavor to take at least one youth (beginner/no age restriction) fly fishing annually; instruct them, to the best of our ability, in the art and responsibilities that are soon to be wholly theirs.
  • To fraternize and cooperate with organizations whose aims and purposes preserve our waters and to promote the sport.
  • To provide instruction and information in fly casting, flytying, rod building and entomology. These classes and/or clinics will be open to the public with no fee

Contact us

General Meetings
Barbara J Riley Community Center
7810 Quill Dr.
Downey, California 90242

Mailing Address
Downey Fly Fishers
P.O. Box 516
Downey, California 90241

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