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

5/27/15…..Another amazing day!

Drakes and sulphurs are going nuts!
The hot weather has caused a drake explosion almost everywhere on the creek!
The drakes are stretched from cherry run up to almost Coburn!
Glad you got the bug net PB!


Posted May 28, 2015 in Stream Update


5/26/15…..THE DRAKE IS STEAK!!

Amazingly EPIC!
Look at this fish!


Posted May 26, 2015 in Stream Update


5/25/15….DRAKES!!! Amazing!!

It is so ON!!!  Drakes are in Wiekert tonight and Coburn above Elk/pine creek!!

We have sulphurs and march brown and cranes and caddis too!!!

Good work Colin!  

Posted May 25, 2015 in Stream Update


5/22/15…..BUG SALAD!

Its all going on!  Every bug in the creek is coming off!  Fish rising and bugs getting digested!  


Drakes around Glen Iron!


Posted May 22, 2015 in Stream Update



here we go people!!
Drake mania is upon us for another year!

Sulphurs and March Browns are strong too!  Plus caddis and cranes and blue quill and olives!
Great job Ray!


Posted May 21, 2015 in Friends of the Hook, General, New in the Shop, Stream Update, upcoming


5/19/15…..Creeks are in great shape!

The bugs continue to hatch and the fish continue to eat….it’s pretty cool!
The rain has spared us for the most part…we had an awesome thunderstorm but no major effect.
You know that feeling….when you are away from everything that is trying to kill your soul….and you just get to go fish!!


Posted May 19, 2015 in Stream Update


5/18/15…..So far the rain has missed usĀ 

The hatches are strong and fishing is great!  The creek is low and easy to wade right now. I’ll update you if we get serious rain. Thanks. 
 He’s the baddest man he knows!  Thanks Guy! 

Posted May 18, 2015 in Stream Update


5/15/15…..bug mania!!

It is SO going on right now!  The sulphurs are going nuts and the fish are real hungry!

We have:  Sulphurs, March Browns, Grey Fox, Crane Flies, Small Tan Caddis, Blue Quills, Blue Wing Olives and midges!

The weather has taken a turn in our favor….overcast and drizzly!


Shout out to Todd!  16 years is a long time….and I hope it’s just the beginning!


Posted May 16, 2015 in Stream Update


5/13/15…..It is the time of the Now!

We have:  Sulphurs, March Browns, Grey Fox, Hendricksons, QuillGordons, Crane Flies, Small Tan Caddis, Blue Quills, Blue Wing Olives and midges!

Been real sunny but the fish are up in shade during the day and out for the spinner falls!

Can’t make it up to Penns creek today?…..well then, just eat your feelings


Posted May 13, 2015 in Stream Update


5/12/15…..Worth 1000 words!

Penns creek!
Nice job Matty!

Posted May 12, 2015 in Stream Update