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

5/28/16…..DRAKE MANIA!

Simply amazing!  The hot weather has driven all the spinner falls and most of the rising fish activities late into the darkness.  10 pm has been the hot time so bring a sandwich and some patience!
Hatches:  GREEN DRAKES and March Browns and sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives and crane flies and little tan caddis and the beginning of the Slate drakes and………woo-hoo!
Great fish Adam!

  

Posted May 29, 2016 in Flyfishing Central Pa, Friends of the Hook, General, New in the Shop, Stream Update, upcoming

 

5/24/16…..A glorious year!

The Green Drakes are just below Weikert. The hatch is moving up slowly this year as the water is still cold. 

These hot sunny days make the day time dry fly fishing slow, but the evenings are amazing!

Hatches: GREEN DRAKES and March Browns and sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives and crane flies and little tan caddis and the beginning of the Slate drakes and………fantastic!

The creek is in perfect shape!

Nice work Men!

  

Posted May 24, 2016 in Flyfishing Central Pa, Friends of the Hook, General, New in the Shop, Stream Update, upcoming

 

5/23/16…..Penns Creek survives again!!

So the rain did come and the sun is peaking through and the creek is totally dry fly fishible!

The drakes are stretched from Glenn Iron to just about Weikert. 

We are also getting a nice hatch of Green Drakes up stream of Coburn from the shop up to the dam.

The creek has about 3 feet of visibility and with the green drakes on, that is plenty!

Penns has been blessed with great water conditions all year and I couldn’t be happier!

Hatches: GREEN DRAKES!  March Browns and sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives and crane flies and little tan caddis and the beginning of the Slate drakes and………WOW!
Here is a real 20″ fish that Aston guided Chris to this week!

  

Posted May 23, 2016 in Flyfishing Central Pa, Friends of the Hook, General, New in the Shop, Stream Update, upcoming

 

5/21/16…..The Green Drake begins!

I just got the word that THE GREEN DRAKES HAVE BEGUN!
The report came in from Glenn Iron from last night!
And so begins another year!

Penns creek is in real good condition!

Thanks for the picture buddy!

  

Posted May 21, 2016 in Friends of the Hook, General, New in the Shop, Stream Update, upcoming

 

5/19/16….An amazing year!

What a year!  Almost everyone coming in the shop is reporting major successes…and mostly dry fly fishing!!

The hatches have been really strong and the fish have been really looking up!

Hatches: March Browns and sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives and crane flies and little tan caddis and the beginning of the Slate drakes and………unreal!

Hope you get a chance to come and experience this truly unusual year!
Great job PB!

  

Posted May 19, 2016 in Flyfishing Central Pa, Friends of the Hook, General, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

5/16/16…..It is Penns Creeks Year!

Amazing to talk to all the people coming into the shop who are having success!  This is Penns creek….that just isn’t the conversation I am used to having!  

The water is still low for this time of year and the color is perfection!

No change in the hatches yet……
A nice fish….caught by a nice man..

  

Posted May 16, 2016 in Friends of the Hook, General, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

5/12/16…..and the beat goes on!

It has been one of the best fish catching years in my career!  Hope you can make it up to experience it!

Hatches: March Browns and sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives and crane flies and little tan caddis and the beginning of the Slate drakes. Amazing!
 Caught by he who can’t be named!  Hell of a trout! 

Posted May 13, 2016 in Friends of the Hook, General, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

5/9/16….Going Strong!!

We have had enough rain to bring the creeks back up to normal levels and they have been fishing great!

Drys and nymphs are both working depending on the time of day. The dry fly fishing on the overcast days has been amazing!

Hatches: March Browns and sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives and crane flies and little tan caddis and the Slate drakes and……..4 Green Drakes….unreal!

Look forward to seeing you real soon!
Cherry Popped!

  

Posted May 9, 2016 in Friends of the Hook, General, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

5/7/16…..Rising fish at the Coburn bridge!

The water came about 3 inches and stained up a little.  The color is returning to normal very quickly. 

The fish appear to be eating Blue Wing Olive emerges right now!
The Feathered Hook circa 1910…..pretty cool!

  

Posted May 7, 2016 in Friends of the Hook, General, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

5/6/16…..We have found a spy amongst us!

So…..this happened on Tunnel Road last night at 6:45 pm last night!  Single scout but that’s pretty cool!
Great job God!!!

  

Posted May 6, 2016 in Flyfishing Central Pa, Friends of the Hook, General, New in the Shop, Stream Update, upcoming