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

7/20/14….nice. Nice.

The weather and creeks are all in wonderful shape for this time of year.
Tricos are starting and the fishing has been good.

Outcast Anglers has a new awesome website! Please check it out!!



Posted July 20, 2014 in Stream Update


7/10/14….just living the dream

Hello. Hope you are well. I took a nice walk along the creek today and watched as fish rose to beetles and ants and maybe a few blue quills.
The water is stained with great visibility. The creek is staying cold from the regular rain showers. It’s nice here. Hope it’s true where you are too.

I caught a musky!!


Posted July 10, 2014 in Stream Update


7/8/14….let freedom continue to ring!

I say we make July 4-30 a holiday! Our independence wasn’t won in a day and our celebration of it shouldn’t last only one day. China takes a whole month off for New Years. Just saying.

The fishing has still been good. Slate drakes and light cahills and blue quills and crane flies! Oh my. The fish have been rising every night….which is nice.



Posted July 8, 2014 in Stream Update


7/6/14….hello summer!

Things are settling nicely. Weather is nice and fish are being caught. The small mouth fishing on the lower river is on fire! See you soon.

Everything I have always been looking for!


Posted July 6, 2014 in Stream Update


7/5/14….a beautiful day in the neighborhood

The weather has turned better with cooler nights and more reasonable days.
Happy 4th to everyone!!!
The fishing remains good thanks to all the rains we have had.

Socialist repellant!


Posted July 5, 2014 in Stream Update


7/3/14….back on track….

Ok. It appears we are up and running again….
The creeks are holding up ok. The temps are gonna cool off tomorrow night. That’s a good thing.
The fishing has been pushed to early mornings and later evenings.

Hatches include: slate drakes, cahills, blue quills and terrestrials.

Nice fish Bill!


Posted July 3, 2014 in Stream Update


7/2/14….a whole host of tech problems

So…our email is back up
Our blog is missing.
The yahoo guy got most of it back.
Holy crap!

Hot here. Rain showers. Bugs fish. Etc

Posted July 2, 2014 in Stream Update


6/15/14….The ides of June!

You know what….it ain’t bad. The levels are down and the color is not bad. About 4 feet of visibility and we had rising fish last night and this morning. Not bad!
Current hatches: Slate Drakes, Orange Cahills, little yellow sulphurs, tan and brown caddis, crane flies and the Big Blue Wing Olives!

So….you know….the Green Drake is over on Penns for another year. It was a glorious hatch this year and many many nice fish were caught. I was happy to see so many wonderful pictures of our amazing fish! Thanks everyone for sending them in to me!

Captain Lance and Brother Brian….getting it done! Another great year for Outcast Anglers and The Feathered Hook! I feel so lucky to have the greatest guide service in the area representing us!



Posted June 15, 2014 in Friends of the Hook, outcast, Stream Update


6/14/14….another day in paradise!

Ok. Bugs first….Big blue wing olives, orange cahills, little yellow sulphurs, tan caddis, brown caddis, slate drakes, golden stones and crane flies.

Penns has come way down but is still real stained. Better but stained.

Fishing creek is perfect.

Spring creek is good.

Little J is still a mess.

And you thought you had a rough morning!!


Posted June 14, 2014 in Friends of the Hook, Stream Update


6/13/14….rain rain go away!

Penns, spring and the little J are all blown out.

Big Fishing Creek is in good shape still. Clear and not too high! Amazing!!!

Nice pic!


Posted June 13, 2014 in Stream Update