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

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

 

6/5/16….The green drakes are done….but the feast continues!

Thanks Jill and Clayton for the crawfish boil!

The hatches are:  sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives (big and small)and crane flies and little tan caddis and the Slate drakes and the cahills!
See you soon!

  

Posted June 5, 2016 in Stream Update

 

6/1/16……Still fishing the Drakes!

We have some green drake duns coming off in the mornings and lots of Coffin flies late in the evening. 

The Coffin flies have been starting to hit the water around 10 pm because of the heat!  
DONT LEAVE EARLY!
You go girl!

  

Posted June 1, 2016 in Flyfishing Central Pa, Friends of the Hook, General, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

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