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

4/21/15….A real washout!

Last night was a heck of a storm! Hail and buckets of rain!
All the creeks spiked hard!
Spring creek will fish tomorrow but penns and the little J are gonna need a couple more days. Hopefully the weekend will be epic!

Good work Kaleb!  


Posted April 21, 2015 in Stream Update


4/19/15….The Hendrickson have begun!!

We have now seen the beginning of the hendricksons and the Grannoms! A few fish starting to rise and some good bug activity! Fun!

The creek is in great shape currently but rain is in the forecast.

If you haven’t met him yet….Matt is our newest family member….Tim is his dad. Honored to have you guys in my life!


Posted April 20, 2015 in Stream Update


4/18/15…..GRANNOMS!! 9:47am


Another year of rebirth and hatches and fishing and awesomeness….my favorite time of year!

Thanks for the pic Matt!


Posted April 18, 2015 in Stream Update


4/15/15…..wait!….are those bugs?!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Spring time!
The best time of the year!

We are seeing small tan caddis and early black stones and blue quill and it’s awesome!
We had a few rising fish today and the creek fished well today!

Good fish Cope! Thanks for the photo!


Posted April 16, 2015 in Stream Update


4/10/15…..April showers bring May flies

It rained a bunch today but tomorrow and Sunday are suppose to be real nice. Penns is a mess but Spring creek has survived.

Olives and midges as well as early black stones and small tan caddis are hatching on most of the creeks in the area.

Good job PB!


Posted April 11, 2015 in Stream Update


4/8/15…..the bugs are starting!

We are starting to see a goodly number of small caddis and early black stones as well as the BWO’s.

The water is still in really good shoe even with the rains….so far.
Spring is in great shape and penns looks great all be it a little high.

Thanks to Bruce T. for reminding me to update the web page.
I am a forgetful man.

Yo J…Yo J….nice Fish!


Posted April 9, 2015 in Stream Update



Wednesday 9 – 5
Thursday. 9-5
Friday. 9-5
Saturday. 9-5
Sunday. 9-12

Here’s to a great Spring!


Posted April 7, 2015 in Hours, Stream Update


4/7/15….Spring is here

Things are really starting to come to life here. We are having some rain but so far all the creeks are just fine.
The olives are coming off strong on the creeks in the area. Fish were rising everywhere on spring creek when I was there today.
Penns has been fishing very well but mostly subsurface still.
Hope to see you soon!

Nice fish Nate!


Posted April 7, 2015 in Stream Update


3/23/15…..shaping up!

Things are starting to look real good!
Penns is got great color even though she’s high and spring and fishing creek look near perfect. Olives on all the above.

The shop is more or less ready and we are there a lot of the time now. So feel free to call or stop by.



Posted March 24, 2015 in Stream Update


Early Spring hours

Thursday. 9-5
Friday. 9-5
Saturday. 9-5
Sunday. 9-12

Here’s to a great Spring!


Posted March 15, 2015 in Hours