About Us

Board of Directors – 2024

  • President:  Rocky Pacini
  • Vice-President:  Jose ‘Louie’ Mendoza
  • Secretary: Jim Ower
  • Treasurer:  Pat Gabler
  • HDFF4Vets Program Lead: Daryl Slawnikowski
  • HDFF4Vets Program Advisor: John Aydelotte
  • Club Advisor: Rodney Romero
  • Past President: John Cary
  • Chaplain: Sungjean ‘Peter’ Kim
  • Member at Large: Carmen Miranda
  • Face Book: Rodney Romero
  • Instagram: Jim Ower
  • Web Master: Jim Ower
  • SWCFFI Club Representative: Jim Ower

Who are the Hi-Desert Fly Fishers?

Established January 26, 2009, we are a family-orientated fly-fishing club who offers unique programs, and presentations given at our club meetings by fly- fishing experts in their particular fields that aim to introduce, educate, and inform all levels of fly fishers within our community, on all things associated with fly fishing, fly tying, fly casting, fly rod building, and conservation programs established to protect our fisheries for generations to come.  This is all accomplished through a social setting both in the clubhouse and actual experiences on the water.

Meeting Location: 

HDFF holds their meetings on the second Tuesday of each month.  Meetings are held at the Apple Valley Fire Station 336, located at 19235 Yucca Loma Road (near the intersection of Apple Valley and Yucca Loma Roads).

Please see our “My Calendar” page for specific dates.

The meetings start at 7:00pm and are open to members and to any non-member guests interested in learning about the sport of Fly Fishing.

HDFF has worked and continues to work with local and regional organizations reaching out to at risk youth and to anyone who may benefit from fly fishing including our local veterans who participate in our Veterans Program. Our Veterans group meet on the last Tuesday of the month.  We also work With Casting for Recovery which is a national organization that uses fly fishing in their recovery program for women that have had breast cancer. Every Christmas our club participates in the annual ‘Spark of Love’ toy drive by contributing our toy donations to the Apple Valley Fire Station 336.

Every year we offer classes in casting, rod building and fly tying.  These classes are free to the public except for a modest cost for materials. Non-members are also welcome to attend our monthly meetings and enjoy the variety of speakers who enthusiastically share their knowledge and their experience.

Why Join Our Club:

  • Meet fellow fly fishers   
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Guest Speakers
  • Fish Local Waters
  • Family Outings
  • Fly Tying Classes 
  • Fly Casting Instruction
  • Rod Building
  • Education & Conservation


  • Membership: $35.00 per year (Includes Family)
  • Veterans: $25.00 per year (Includes Family)
  • Disabled Veterans: $10 per year (Includes Family)

Hi- Desert Fly Fishers is an affiliate club of fly fishers International and fully supports their mission to foster the legacy of fly fishing for all fish in all waters through conservation, education, and inspiring a growing community of fly fishers. We ask that all members join and support FFI. Click on the attached link for additional information on how to Join or Renew your Fly Fishers International Membership.


HDFF is also a member of the Fly Fishers International Southwest Council which actively promotes fly fishing in Southern California and Nevada. Please check out their link listed below. The information on this site will provide you with valuable information as to the benefits we receive as a club, as well as the individual benefits you receive as a member of Fly Fishers International.