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

5/28/17….What a great Hatch!

The Green Drake hatch has been EPIC!  The duns are still hatching from Cherry Run all the way up to Coburn. More and more females are emerging every day and the lower end is getting some great spinner falls with the coffin flies. Sulphurs and Grey Fox and Crane Flies and Caddis and even some March Browns still!  BUG SOUP!

Posted May 28, 2017 in General, Stream Update


5/27/17…..Amazing Drake…How sweet it is!

The Drake is now exploding throughout the entire creek!  Massive numbers spotted from below Cherry Run all the way to the Coburn Tressle… is So on!
Carl is the map that guides our way!  Nice fish!

Posted May 28, 2017 in General, Stream Update


5/26/17…..The water is in perfect shape!

The Drakes hatch is above Weikert but not all the way to Cherry Run yet. 
Everything is awesome!

Posted May 27, 2017 in General, Stream Update


5/25/17…..We got SO lucky!

The water in Coburn is still in great shape!  We had hard rains but the creek is PERFECT!

I talked to Bruce Fisher who has the Penns Creek Anglers shop at the lower end and he said that the creek down there is coloring up a little but is still totally fishable!  He also told me that the Drakes are still a few miles below Weikert. Bruce knows the Lower end of Penns as well as anyone and I trust his opinion!  Stop by and see him if you are down there.
I would expect some Coffin flies in Glen Iron tonight!  All our other hatches are strong and today was the best Dry Fly day all month!  Hope you can make it…..

The creek today at 4 pm

A lil’ drake eater

The perils of living near the creek

Also wanted to thank Justin from Simms for stopping by and making us smarter!

Posted May 25, 2017 in General, Stream Update



All is well in Drakeville!  Many many bugs as the swarm builds to full intensity. The hatch is between Glen Iron and Weikert. 
JD Wagner bamboo rods still catch fish!

It’s a bird….it’s a plane….it’s Sitka Man!

Posted May 25, 2017 in General, Stream Update


5/23/17…..The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

The Green Drakes are still around Glen Iron. They are also hatching upstream of Coburn in the water above where Elk/Pine creek come in. 

Sulphurs and Grey Fox and Crane Flies and Tan Caddis and Blue Quills and Blue Wing Olives and Green Drakes. Oh my!
The water levels are great for wading right now!
Great job Matt!

Posted May 23, 2017 in General, Stream Update


5/22/17…..Green Drakes flys catching fish in Glen Iron

It is all happening man!  The swarm is still building and the fish are keying in on the Green Drakes!  So exciting!
Hope you get to see the Drakes of 2017!

A couple from the last 2 days…..

Posted May 22, 2017 in General, Stream Update


5/21/17….The Drakes are Starting!!

The water is perfect and the bugs are hatching and everything is wonderful!
The First of the Green Drakes are just starting way down stream….between Millmont and Glen Iron!  
The Dry Fly fishing picked up today for the first time in a week….really strong.  
Hope you can make it!

Posted May 21, 2017 in General, Stream Update


5/17/17……Near perfect conditions!

The water levels are amazing!  
The hatches are amazing!
The weather is amazing!
March Browns. Sulphurs. Grey Fox. Tan Caddis. Blue Wing Olives. Blue Quills. Crane flies. 
Happiness comes to us all differently… fishing just happens to be my passion!

Posted May 18, 2017 in General, Stream Update


5/13/17…..A New Life!

Penns Creek is experiencing a reawakening!  The levels are coming down…the color is perfect….the Bugs are hatching…and the fish are looking up for them!  Yaaaaaaaa!
The Hook before a few renovations…..

Posted May 13, 2017 in General, Stream Update