Penns Creek in spring
The spring green drake hatch on Penns Creek
offers some of the best fly fishing in
Central Pennsylvania.

A Fly Shop and Flyfishing Bed & Breakfast

Since 1989, the philosophy of The Feathered Hook has been simple: to help every person who comes to fly fish central Pennsylvania's streams to achieve their goals, catch more fish, and enjoy themselves all the more. We specialize in wild trout that are stream bred and raised. Our guiding includes both public and private water experiences. The Feathered Hook is centrally located to fly fish brown trout and brookies on the world-class limestone streams of Pennsylvania, including Penns Creek, Elk Creek, Pine Creek, Big Fishing Creek, and Spring Creek.

Located in the heart of Northern Amish country on the banks of Penns Creek, The Feathered Hook is a fly fisher's inn. We provide a tying area, fly fishing literature to read and an attached shop to meet your fly and tackle needs. Most importantly, we provide an atmosphere that will allow you to relax, enjoy yourself and forget about the rest of the world.

In the tiny Appalachian town of Coburn, Pennsylvania, life occurs at a different pace. Take your time and take it easy: the only rush should be to get to the stream. Look forward to seeing old friends and making some new ones.


Latest Updates

12/23/14…..MERRY XMAS!!

I hope everyone is having the happiest of holidays!

The Feathered Hook will be closed to celebrate with our families until January 2nd.

Our winter hours will be:

Friday 9 – 5
Saturday 9 – 5
Of course the bed and breakfast will be open 24/7/365 as always.

Also….feel free to call me at 814-574-9426 and I will do whatever I can to help!

Thanks for another wonderful year of not having to get a real job!

Peace be with you all!



Posted December 24, 2014 in General, Hours, New in the Shop, Stream Update



We will be closed this weekend. Sorry for any trouble this causes!
You can reach me on my cell at 814-574-9426 and we will do our best to meet you or fill your orders by phone or email! Thanks. Stay warm!


Posted December 12, 2014 in General, Hours, New in the Shop, Stream Update


Fall hours





Friday…………..9 – 5

Saturday………9 – 5

Sunday…………9 – Noon

The bed and breakfast remains open 365 days a year.

Thanks. See you all soon!

Posted November 5, 2014 in Hours


10/16/14….had some much needed rain!

So it rained real good here which we needed! Things are rounding back into shape as we speak. Penns should be good by the weekend and Spring is ready to go now. We have BWOs and blue quills. October caddis and a second smaller caddis. Also egg patterns are starting to work great.

Welcome home Mitch!



Posted October 16, 2014 in Stream Update


Closed on Thursday October 2nd!

Sorry for any inconvenience

Posted September 24, 2014 in Hours


9/24/14…A great day of the year!

Hello all! Hope things are good where you are. It has become Fall here and I am loving it! The water is cold and the fish are happy. It’s low on our creeks but that just makes finding them all the easier.
Slate drakes and October caddis and light cahills and blue quills and crane flies are the most prevalent bugs.
The dry fly action has been very good. See ya soon.

WE WILL BE CLOSED ON OCTOBER 2nd. Sorry for any inconvenience


Look at the scales on that trout!


Posted September 24, 2014 in Stream Update


Patagonia River Guides presentation Sat. the 13th at 11AM!!

Alex Knull of Patagonia River Guides is coming to give a presentation at The Feathered Hook on Saturday, September 13th at 11AM! It is a great talk about an amazing area. He is passing through on his way home from Kamchatka! There will be food and beverages served! Hope you can make it.


Posted September 8, 2014 in Friends of the Hook, New in the Shop, Stream Update, upcoming


9/7/14…’s all good

Things here are good. The fishing has been good. Risers in the morning and evening. Slate drakes. Light cahills. Blue quills. Etc.

Hope you’re good.

The smallie fishing has been good too!


Posted September 7, 2014 in Stream Update



Hello all. Sorry for the spotty service. Sometimes the real world gets in the way of this wonderful job…..and now….the fishing report!

All the creeks in the area have summered extremely well!
We have had lots of thunderstorms and wonderful cool nights.
The fish have remained active and the bugs have been good.
Slate drakes, blue quills, light cahills, small tan caddies, midges, tricos and terrestrials.

I hope we are able to simply slide into fall and enjoy a great water year.

Good job Guy… are alright…


Posted August 27, 2014 in Stream Update


8/14/14….so with the rain again then

Rained again. Upper penns is good. Spring is good.
Could be worse. I’ll always take too much water in the summer.

Good fish Aston! spring creek on Friday on a trico!


Posted August 14, 2014 in Stream Update