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

11/11/18….Its starting to feel a lot like..

There are still a few bugs hatching and a few fishing rising on the nicer days.

The Browns and Brooks are spawning their brains out!

We are still finding some nice fish.

Streamers and eggs have been the most productive.

The shop is now on winter hours…please feel free to call my Cell

814-574-9426 anytime. We will be happy to meet you at the shop if we can!

Here are some pictures: Nice work Boys!

Posted November 11, 2018 in Friends of the Hook, General, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

WINTER SHOP HOURS

Monday: By Appointment

Tuesday: By Appointment

Wednesday: By Appointment

Thursday: By Appointment

Friday: 9 – 5

Saturday: 9 – 5

Sunday: 9 – 2

The Bed and Breakfast is open 7 days a week.

Nice job T-Bone!

Posted November 11, 2018 in Hours

 

8.23.2018….AverageĀ 

Average. This summer has been anything but. It seems to be about the most wet summer anyone around can really remember. Penns Creek has not flowed below 400 CFS for over a month.
 
All this water is making for healthy fish. It seems whether 6 or 16 inches every fish looks like it just ate Green Drakes for a week. 



Hatches: 

Tricos

Cahills

BWOs

Light Tan Caddis 

Blue Quill 

Slate Drake 

Terrestrials

Midges
Streamer fishing has been consistent with the high water.

Nymphing the rift type of water has also been consistent. Dry fly fishing has been somewhat hit or miss. 

Looks like we should have some good water for the fall as temps cool down and fishing heats up.

Posted November 7, 2018 in Stream Update

 

10/21/18….A Fine Time to Fish

We are so grateful to have fishable water!!

It has been a rarity indeed!

We have been doing well with frenchies and stone fly nymphs and eggs and even Blue Wing Olives on top!

Here are some pictures from this week….

Posted October 21, 2018 in Friends of the Hook, General, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

SHOP HOURS

Wednesday 9 – 5

Thursday 9 – 5

Friday 9 – 5

Saturday 9 – 5

Sunday 9 – 5

See you soon!

Posted October 21, 2018 in Hours

 

10/1/18….A wonderful opportunity!

We are so grateful to have the opportunity to go and spend sometime with our friends from Douglas Rod Company tomorrow and Wednesday.

They have invited us to visit them on the Douglaston Salmon Run on the Salmon river.

If you have never gone…..GO!

The reason I am sharing this….because I am normally a shy and reserved person…..is that we will be closed on Wednesday.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Jonas

Posted October 2, 2018 in Hours, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

9/27/18….Fall is upon us

Hello out there…..

Things here have been very soggy! The wettest summer I have ever seen by far!

But you know who loves that?….The Trouts!

They are fat and healthy like it is May.

The water is still high but at some point we just have to go fishing anyway!

And that is just what we have been doing.

The hatches have been good.

#10 Slate Drakes

#10 October Caddis

#18&20 Blue Wing Olives

Mixed midges

I hope we get a chance to see each other again this year….

We would also like to give a big shoutout to our Tess for getting it done on her trip out west! Great job!

Posted September 27, 2018 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

8/27/18….Finally Fishing Great Again!

I am so happy to report that the fishing has finally gotten great again.

The water has finally pulled into reasonable condition.

The hatches are the same as above and most of the action as been subsurface.

Fall is not far away and the fish are clearly hungry.

Hope you get a chance to enjoy the fishing soon.

Call to see if one of our Guides is available to teach you our techniques!

Thank you

Great fish Brent!

Posted August 28, 2018 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

Summer/Fall Hours

These are the hours for the shop. The Bed & Breakfast is always open.

Monday: closed

Tuesday: closed

Wednesday: 9 – 5

Thursday: 9 – 5

Friday: 9 – 5

Saturday: 9 – 5

Sunday: 9 – 5

Thank you. The shop number is 814-349-8757 and my cell number is 814-574-9426. Please feel free to call us anytime.

Posted August 12, 2018 in General, Hours, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

8/9/18….The Rainiest Summer!

Sorry for the lack of updates.

The water has spent far more time out of its banks than fishable.

This is Great for the Fish but not great for business.

Always grateful to have a easy summer for the trouts.

The water is pulling into better shape now.

#16/18 Tan Caddis

#12 Slate Drakes

#18 Crane Flies

#18/20 Blue Quills

#12 Light Cahills

We have been catching fish….but please be careful in these flows!

Posted August 9, 2018 in General, Stream Update