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

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


8/10/14….the water finally looks great!

Terrestrials and slate drakes and blue quills and tricos. Light cahills too. Nice. What a great summer for fishing!

My niece Mia caught her first fish!!!
Not too crappy!


Posted August 10, 2014 in Stream Update



Here’s the real fishing report.



Posted August 6, 2014 in Stream Update






Thursday……..9 – 5

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 August 3, 2014 in Hours


8/1/14….All Cane Weekend!!!

We are proud to announce our “Bamboo Weekend”! Late October! Limited to 12 spots. The weekend includes 2 nights stay with breakfast lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday, as well as a wine and cheese mixer on Friday night.
The weekend also includes a full days guided with Outcast Anglers on Saturday!
Private water is available on a first come first serve basis.
Bamboo rods only for this weekend and they can be provided for anyone who doesn’t have there own or want to try something new!
Jim Downes and Jeff Wagner will be our featured rod makers!
Let me know as soon as you can…about 1/3 of the spots are already sold!
The cost is $485 for the whole weekend! Double occupancy/2 people per guide. Thanks!
Cheers!! Long live Cane!!!

Posted August 2, 2014 in Antique Tackle, Bamboo Inventory, Bamboo Makers, New Bamboo: Cane and Rod Makers, outcast, Stream Update, upcoming


7/27/14…closed this Monday!

We will be closed July 28th. Sorry for any trouble!

We are having major storms right now!

The creeks will be blown out for a couple of days.

We should have water for the rest of the summer.



Posted July 28, 2014 in Hours, Stream Update


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