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 and use all public water for our guiding. 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


What a great day on the creek!
The hendricksons are coming a long and the caddis are picking up speed but nothing has gone POP yet. Still holding our breath for the dry fly fishing on Penns.

And he sets up….he shoots…..GOAL!!!
Nice job Tomas


Posted April 20, 2014 in Stream Update


4/19/14….here we go now!

Good day today. Not may risers and not as many bugs as I expected but some really nice fish got caught anyways.
A special thanks to Guy, Winnie and Josh for making breakfast this morning extra special….it was super nice meeting you guys.
Another special thanks to Tomas and Chris for making things extra funny and dinner delicious!!!

I guess what I’m trying to say is that I love my job and we are sad you weren’t there with us….


Posted April 20, 2014 in Stream Update


4/18/14…just getting started!

Hello….today is an exciting day! On the Coburn bridge today we saw Light Hendrichsons, Red Quills, Blue Quills, midges and GRANNOMS! A few fish rose and we had a lot of fun with our bug nets looking like weirdos on the bridge! Wish you were here!


Posted April 18, 2014 in Stream Update


4/17/14. Oh…it’s about to pop!

I love this time of year when you can almost hear the creek swelling up with bugs just waiting to hatch!! We have spotted the first light hendricksons and red quills and the grannoms are literally any day now!!! It’s so exciting.

All the creeks in the area are fishing well right now. Penns is still a little high but she’s giving up fish. Spring and Big Fishing Creek are also mint.

I could just burst!…..


Posted April 18, 2014 in Stream Update



So….the color is great but the level is a little high for most people. Penns is dropping nicely and I expect her to be in real good shape for the weekend. All the other streams in the area are ready to go.

The fish will be here waiting for you…


Posted April 16, 2014 in Stream Update