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

2/19/18….Spring is in the air!

It is starting to feel like Spring is coming and I am ready!

We are just about ready in the shop and almost all the new stuff has arrived!

The Extravaganza is March 24th!

Look forward to seeing y’all!

Posted February 19, 2018

1.11.2018….First of the year

I wouldn’t call it a thaw. Its only January 11th. We still have a couple more months of winter. Temperatures are predicted to stay over freezing until Saturday. There is some rain in the forecast. The warmer temps and mixture of above freezing precipitation may just be enough to cut back the heavy amounts of Ice on Penns Creek. I doubt it will eliminate it. I was at Ingleby yesterday. I walked over half a mile upstream before turning back to the car. It was all ice. Slow and deep, riffles, eddies, all of it…ICE. 

Truthfully I had not fished in a couple weeks. I was happy watching drywall mud and paint dry (literally) instead of battling sub 0 temps on the water. With the break in weather I headed out yesterday to find that first fish of the new year. Josh did well on Fishing Creek the day before. The lower end is wide open. Still a fair bit of ice through The Narrows. The lower end of Spring Creek is wide open. You might find some ice if you go far enough up near Spring Creek Park. 
This week looks like an opportunistic time to get out, wet a line, and wrangle a few fish. Get the new year started off on the right fin, so to speak. If you can find some open water the fish have been eager to eat a fly. They are also looking chunky and in much better shape that the last couple winters. 


Our 2018 Simms order has arrived, including the new G3 Guide Wader, new G3 Guide Boot in felt and vibram sole, new lineup of Dry Creek Bags. We are fully restocked on boots, waders, hats, and much more.

We have set the date for our Annual Spring Extravaganza, March 24, 2018. You know the deal…food, drinks, tying demos, fun, and a storewide sale. Don’t miss out. 

Posted January 11, 2018

9.10.2017….Midgetember

The fly shop will close today, Sunday September 10 at 2:30pm. 

Sorry for any inconveniences.
Please call Jonas at (814) 574-9426 with questions or concerns.  

We will continue with regular business hours,9:00am-5:00pm, tomorrow Monday September 11th 2017.
Penns creek is in fine condition. The flow is a tad low but water temperatures are great. Elk Creek is coming in at 58 degrees while Upper Penns is coming in at 62 degrees.
Slate drakes, BWO, Slate Drake, Tan Caddis and October Caddis are keeping the fish happy and looking up. Don’t forget about midges.  Always a go to for this time of year.
Our guided trips are continuing to bring in success with things looking up. It seems we are over the hump that is summer and heading for fall fishing!
Be sure to stop in to check out our wide selection of Sitka Gear to ready up for hunting season. These pooches are happy about it!

Posted September 10, 2017

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

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 inconvenience.

Posted November 9, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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