The Feathered Hook Fly Shop on Penns Creek

The Feathered Hook Fly Shop offers a wide selection of locally tied flies, bamboo rods, graphite rods, breathable waders, wading boots, fly fishing clothes, experienced guide service and a semi-knowledgeable staff to try and answer your questions. We hope to have everything you might need for your time in Central PA and quite a bit more. The store has a huge selection of flies tied by our nineteen local tiers. We carry a large selection of leaders and tippets as well as floatants and every other gizmo we can think to order.

We are proud to offer Central Pennsylvania's largest selection of Simms waders, boots, and clothing. We have a tremendous selection of Simms gear in stock, to touch, try on, and see. We're proud to feature Rio and Scientific Anglers fly lines, Hardy and Greys rods and reels, Thomas and Thomas rods, Fishpond vest bags and luggage, Loon floatants, Trout Hunter tippet and leaders, Nomad nets, 3-Tand reels, Folstaff wading staffs, Ted Godfrey reels, and an assortment of The Feathered Hook gear as well as an assortment of odds and ends for all your fly fishing needs.

We are a bamboo friendly shop and offer fine handcrafted rods from nationally known makers such as Walt Carpenter, Marc Aroner, Sweetgrass rods, D. G. Schroeder, Steve Jenkins, J.D. Wagner, and Jim Downes, plus a few select up and coming cane rod builders. We also carry Hardy and Greys graphite rods and custom built graphite rods from Bill Franke. We can fit your budget and needs.

I have always been impressed with bright shiny things and our reels are no exception. We carry Hardy, Greys, Peerless, J. Austin Forbes, 3-Tand and a selection of vintage reels by a variety of makers. We carry Rio and Scientific Angler fly lines. We are more than happy to help you with your tackle problems whether you bought it here or not.

Please keep in mind that our vintage items turn over rapidly. Please check our Bamboo Listing page to get an up to date listing of what we currently have in stock. Pre-owned tackle is available for those on a budget, but still wishing to purchase quality equipment.

We are also interested in purchasing vintage used tackle that you might wish to part with.

 

New in the Shop

4/22/19….Almost There!

The creek is still high and the color is good. The bugs are happening and the fishes are feeding.

The hatches are:

Grannom Caddis #12&14

Light Hendricksons #12&14

Quill Gordons #12&14

Red Quills #12-16

Crane Flies #18

Tan Caddis #16

BWO’s #18

The fish have been feeding prolifically both surface and subsurface.

Hopefully the levels will return to easier wading soon.

Posted April 22, 2019

4/14/19…..Grannoms are Hatching!

It has all finally begun!

Grannoms #12&14 are hatching and the fish are eating them! We also saw Hendricksons and Quill Gordons and Red Quill and Blue Quill and Crane Flies this morning…….did I mention that the fish were rising hard this morning!

The creek is murky with about 4 feet of visibility….and did I mention that the fish are rising?!

The water was 54 degrees at 10am.

Penns Creek Smallie! Nice work Matt!

Posted April 14, 2019

4/10/19…And Now!

Spring is here! And it’s time to Rumble!!

We have seen the beginnings of the Hendricksons(#12&14) and Quill Gordons(#12&14) and the Crane Flies and someone thought they saw a Grannom(#12&14) yesterday (unconfined).

Penns Creek is in the best shape of the year! Perfect flow for wading and the clarity is amazing!

Yesterday…..Go Tess!

Posted April 10, 2019

2/5/19…..A Brand New Year🎉

What will 2019 hold…..?! So exciting!

We have been working “hard” to get the shop ready for another year.

The creek has been fishing quite well in between the polar vortex blasts.

We are having our annual EXTRAVAGANZA the weekend of March 15-17.

Everything is on sale and MANY MANY items on CLEARANCE!

Hope to see y’all soon!

Posted February 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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