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

2/22/2017…Smells like Spring

While it is only the 22nd of February the weather has us thinking Spring. We’ve had some generally mild weather for the last week and there seems to be more headed our way. The creek is in pretty good shape. Warmer days have been producing some Blue Winged Olives. Some anglers report of seeing a riser here or there but nothing real consistent. There has been a good bit midge activity and fish feeding on them. Don’t be afraid to try a dry dropper rig with a midge. An Olive CDC Caddis to a black zebra midge is personal favorite rig for the early season. Keep your eyes open for the Little Black Stoneflies, they could be happening any day know. 

Mark your calendars, our Annual Spring Extravaganza is Saturday March 25th.  

Posted February 22, 2017 in Friends of the Hook, General, Hours, New in the Shop, Stream Update


1/2/2017….Closed Tuesdays 

The Fly Shop will now also be closed on Tuesdays. Hope to see you soon.

                     Fly Shop Hours








Posted January 3, 2017 in General


11.23.16….Closed for Holiday

The fly shop will be closed today, Wednesday November 23rd and tomorrow, Thursday November 24th. The shop will reopen Friday at 10 a.m.
The fishing has been productive for those who have ventured out in the wintery conditions over last few days. Stoneflies, frenchies, and eggs (yellow/orange/pink) have been go to patterns subsurface.  Streamers are also worth throwing. Smaller/lighter streamers are a little bit easier to fish without catching a load of bottom in a lot of spots right now due to the low water conditions. 

Contact Jonas at (814) 574-9426 if you have other questions. 

Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving. 

Posted November 23, 2016 in General


11.9.2016…Early Closing

The fly shop will close early today Wednesday November 9, 2016 at 3 p.m. 

The fly shop will reopen tomorrow at 10 am.

Sorry for any inconveniences.

Posted November 9, 2016 in General, Hours, New in the Shop


10.24.2016….New Shop Hours 

Collin got it done fishing with the Feathered Hook Guide Service over the weekend. Great job as always bud! 

A beautiful kyped up Penns Creek brown


      Central Pennsylvania as well as most of the North East was blasted by rain at the end of last week. While our neighbors to the east and west both faced torrential storms and flooding, Penns Valley recieved very little rain. Penns Creek hardly budged at all, while just about every other body of water blew out. Some recovered quicker than others, as some as still on the way down today. The Little J, Spring Creek, and Fishing Creek are all on the rebound and should produce some good fish catching for the next few days. Penns Creek is still running around 50 CFS: very low, slow and clear.  Olives and blue quills are hatching on with a variety of caddis and midges on Penns Creek.  There are a few slates and October caddis popping off still. Anglers are likely to find rising fish mid morning and mid to later afternoon.  Streamer fishing has continues to produce with the agressive,pre-spawn  brown trout.

Posted October 24, 2016 in General, Hours


10.20.2016….Sitka Day

Fall seemed to happen upon us a little bit quicker this year then in the past. The days and nights are generally cooler. The leaves are turning magnificent colors displaying the true beauty of Central Pennsylvania. Whether in the woods, on the water, or just out for a stroll there is beauty to be seen everywhere. The creeks are still running super low and clear. The fish are in are pre-spawn mode and aggressive. Streamer fishing has been effective. Nymphing the riffles and runs has been producing fish with both natural and attractor nymphs. Please do watch your step, and try to avoid walking on the Redds (spawning beds). 

A reminder this Saturday, October 22nd is Sitka Day!  
Come out to meet the brand and learn more about the company that is “turning clothing into gear”. Sitka Gear is a Montana based, performance hunting apparel company that uses cutting-edge technology to keep hunters warm, dry and comfortable in an condition. Whether your quarry runs, flies or swims there is Sitka Gear for you. 

Posted October 20, 2016 in General


10.9.2016….Shop closed for day

The fly shop will be closed tomorrow, Monday October 5, 2016. The store will reopen on Tuesday at 9 a.m. 

Sorry for any inconveniences.

Posted October 10, 2016 in General


10.3.2016….shop hours for 10/4/16

The Fly Shop will not open until 1pm tomorrow, Tuesday October 4th 2016.
Sorry for any inconveniences.
Hope to see you soon. 

Posted October 4, 2016 in General


9.27.2016…..Sitka Day

Hi all,
Hope you survived the summer. It was a hot and dry one aound here. We saw very little rain which made fish catching considerably more difficult as the water levels dropped and the water temperatures rose. Thankfully seasons change. Things have been picking back up around Coburn as the air and water temps have begun to subside. Penns Creek is still running super low and clear. Anglers have reported some increased fish activity on top. Blue Winged Olives, Isonychia, and October Caddis are all likely to bring fish up from the bottom. Mornings and evenings are still seeing the best fishing. The fly shop remains open 7 days a week. 

Monday-Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 9am-12pm
Mark your calendars
Saturday October 22 is SITKA DAY

If you haven’t heard we are now carrying Sitka Gear! Sitka Gear is a Montana based, performance hunting apparel company that uses cutting-edge technology to keep hunters warm, dry and comfortable in an condition. Basically it is the best camoflouage available today. Sitka is “turning clothing into gear”. Stop by the our shop on October 22nd to “meet the brand” and see why we are #sickforit.

Congratulations to our boy Mitch who harvested this beautiful 7×7 Montana Bull on a day off from guiding at Upper Canyon Outfitters.

Mitchy was able to close the distance and seal the deal in his Sitka Gear.

Posted September 27, 2016 in Friends of the Hook, General, Hours, New in the Shop, Stream Update, upcoming


6/16/16…..Still hammering fish!

The Big blue wing olive is one of my favorite fishing hatches of the year….and this year is no exception!  The fish have risen so freely to the duns and spinners this year. I think the over abundance of food and warming water temps during the Green Drake drives the trouts metabolism through the roof and they hit the feed bag hard!  

Hatches: sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives and crane flies and little tan caddis and the Slate drakes and cahills. 
Next generation!


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