Rod Building and Beginning Fly Tying Classes will be coming this Fall!


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

The Past, Present & Future of the L.A. River and All Things Fishy

William Preston Bowling, Special Projects Manager at FoLAR (Friends of the Los Angeles River) was born in Los Angeles, educated in Arizona, brings with him a background in water and soil quality as a former subcontractor with the Environmental Protection Agency working on Los Angeles River Headwaters remediation & restoration. Over the past ten years, Mr. Bowling has been working at FoLAR on various projects including his brainchild, a catch & release fishing derby called “Off tha’ Hook”, which is now in its second year. Click here to view full details

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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