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.
The water has receded…..finally.
The fishing has been real good again….which is nice.
3 kinds of Caddis
The fish are ravenous after the Drake and their metabolisms are on high and they got to eat!
So much rain this year!
She should fish well all summer now!
Call the shop…. 814-349-8757 for an update anytime
So….that’s not good!
6/6/18…..The End of the Drakes.
The Green Drakes are down to just a few Coffin Flies on Penns…..
The are still strong on Fishing Creek.
And yet….we are still catching really nice fish!
How you ask?
The Big Blue Wing Olives #14/16
Orange Cahills #12
Light Cahills #12
4 different Caddis #14-20
Crane Flies #14-18
Little Blue Wing Olives #18
Grey Fox Spinners #14
And a partridge in a pear tree!
The water is in the best shape of the year…..if you missed your trip in the early spring….it is all good now!
Hope you get to come up and play!
6/3/18…..Drakes from Cherry Run to Coburn
It has been an unusual Drake year…..sputtered in the beginning and then Joy to the World!
The swarm will be in or just above Poe Paddy tonight.
There are Drakes happening in one form or another everywhere from Cherry Run (Coffin Flies)….
To Coburn (mostly duns with lots of male and some female Coffin Flies.
Also…everything other bug know to humankind is hatching as well (only minor exaggeration).
I think this colder burst of weather may extend the Drakes a few extra days!
5/31/18….The Drake is Great!
The main Drake is all around the Weikert area and has been amazing!
The Drake above the junction of Elk and Penns has also been wonderful!
It has all been happening So late because of the heat but today is a lot cooler.
Also every other bug in the world is happening! True soup!
5/29/18…..It is Time!
It is hard to imagine but the Creek is in good shape and the bugs are all hatching and it is kind of Amazing!
We still have Sulphurs and March Browns and Grey Fox and Crane Flies and Caddis ETC!
Hope you get to come!
5/27/18…..GREEN DRAKES IN COBURN! (Read closely)
The GREEN DRAKES have started in Coburn this morning! I am referring to the area ABOVE the Junction of Elk and Penns. The Coburn bridge and upstream essentially.
I hope you get a chance to come and experience one of the great moments nature has to offer!
We are here 9-5 everyday to try and help.
5/26/18…..The Green Drake has Started!
I just talked to Bruce Fisher from The Penns Creek Angler in Weikert, PA and he told me that the Green Drakes are just Starting in Glen Iron(lower Penns Creek). They will move up the stream at a few miles a day. Each area will get them for 5-7 days as they move through their life cycle.
The water is still higher than I would like and has color but the fish have been eaten our bugs quite freely.
786 CFS at 2 pm.
Hope to see you soon….
5/24/18….A Glimmer of Hope
Needless to say…..it has been a difficult water year.
The creek is falling and it has turned from brown to green with about 2 feet of visibility.
The most important thing is that it is NOT currently raining. Which seems like a miracle at this point.
We are seeing:
3 kinds of Caddis. #14-18
#14-18 Crane Flies
#10&12 March Browns
#14 Grey Fox
Giant Stone Flies.
My guess for the Green Drake is June 1 in Glen Iron.
5/20/18….Still Crushing It!
The water cleared dramatically today and there is around 3 feet of visibility or better from the bridge in Coburn!
Elk creek is cleaner than Penns and therefore the creek is even clearer below the junction.
The Levels are dropping fast and we are grateful!
There were trout rising last night on the edges and today right in the middle of the Creek! Amazing!
#16 Tan Caddis
#14 Grey Fox
#10 March Browns
#18 Yellow Crane Flies
#18 Blue Wing Olives
#18 Blue Quills
The Guides are Getting It Done….these are from today…..