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.
This is the hardest post I have ever had to do.
My thoughts are with you and yours during these unprecedented times.
I have become acutely aware of what The Feathered Hook means to us all, what it represents to so many of us, more than ever.
Many people have been reaching out to see how they can help.
I have been So Moved by this support and love!
It has always been my greatest professional honor to run and manage The Hook.
We WILL BE HERE for us ALL when this is over….
If you find yourself in a place to be able to help and feel so inclined to do so….we would ask you to purchase a gift certificate for when this ends. Please call my cell phone at (814) 574-9426 to do so.
As all of you know….this is usually the beginning of our “busy season” which seems so trivial in so many respects right now….
All gift certificates will be for 110% of the purchased amount.
Please stay safe in whatever do to get through this and we will try and do the same.
A few pictures from back in the day….
As most of you know….all non essential businesses are now mandated to be closed in Pennsylvania
That includes the shop
It also seems to include the Bed and Breakfast
We are not sure about the guiding….but will let you know asap.
We hoped so much to be able to provide you all with a safe place to be during this trying time…..alas the choice is not ours to make.
We must think of the safety of all of us first and foremost.
It is my most sincere wish that you all stay safe and we can see each other again soon
Until then…I’ll catch one for you
And Matt might even catch one too!
Miss y’all already!
Good Morning Everyone,
After long discussions and much thought, we have decided to postpone this years Extravaganza.
We plan to be open and will still be having our sale, but all of the other events will have to wait for another time.
Amazingly, the Extravaganza has blossomed into a large event and we the know it is not wise to host such an event at this time.
The whole store will still be on sale Friday Saturday and Sunday and again when the Extravaganza is rescheduled for…..
I am most saddened by the idea of not getting to see as many friends and have hugs and handshakes but these are difficult times.
The Feathered Hook shop and Bed and Breakfast will remain open as a place of refuge and solace during these times.
We have been fishing a lot and making things ready as we always do this time of year.
The weather has been amazing as you all know and the fish are eating like it is a warm April.
Who knows what this will do to the Hatches…..we will see!
Feel free to contact me at 8143498757 (shop) or 8145749426 (cell) anytime.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
1.31.2020….not that cold
Another week has come and gone with above average air temps. Penns is running just over average flows and holding that “Penns Creek Green” color.
Even with February knocking on our door, the future forecast looks like the end of March/start of April rather than the first week of February…not that we are complaining.
Not having to brave freezing temps and iced up guides has made this winters fishing that much more enjoyable..
Stonefly nymphs, caddis pupa, baetis nymphs and midges continue to be consistent fish producers. A stripped or swung streamer has also been putting its share of fish in the net.
We are super excited for the Extravaganza this year. More talks and demos to be announced soon.
Stop by the shop to grab your tickets the the F3T (Fly Fishing Film Tour) coming time Central Pa!
1.23.2019…winter is here?
Hi, hope you folks are staying warm.
Our Extravaganza is set for March 20, 21, 22, 2020.
Storewide sales and discounts!
Food, drinks, and fun.
Demos and Fly Tying
The sales will run from Friday to Sunday. Saturday will be the big she-bang. Hope to see you there!
It seems like winter may finally be setting in. The next weeks weather forecast calls for an average low in the 20s and an average high in the mid 30s.
For January fishing, conditions could be much more cold. We have been getting out to do some fishing and even some catching.
Penns, Spring and Fishing Creek have all been producing with nymphs. Baetis, stones and midges have been consistent fish catchers across the board.
We have had a few guided trips rolling out with the almost spring like weather early January brought us. If your getting cabin fever give us a ring and we will line up a day to help you cure your cabin blues!
Our spring orders have started to roll into the shop. New Simms and Fishpond orders have hit the shop and are up ready for you to check out!
12.30.2019….New year, new fish
The fly shop will be CLOSED on New Years Day, January 1, 2020.
Shop will reopen Thursday January 2, 2020 at 9 AM.
B&B open 365 as always.
Have a safe and happy New Year.
Posted December 30, 2019 in Stream Update
Hi. Hope the Holidays are treating you well.
We have some of the best water in the creek we have had all year and the fish know it.
The weather has been quite manageable and mild as of late making for some great winter fishing conditions.
Stoneflies nymphs , pheasant tails, caddis pupa, BWO nymphs and other attractor nymphs have been producing.
Streamers have absolutely been producing there share of fish for the committed meat chucker.
We have even seen some sporadic surface action, don’t get your hopes up but it could happen!!
Weather forecast looks promising for the next week at least.
If you can manage to get away for a day of fishing we HIGHLY recommend it. We have guides available.
Fly Shop remains open Wednesday-Sunday 9AM-5PM
Bed & Breakfast open 365..
2020 Fishpond order in the house!
We are excited about the fully submersible waterproof bags available in the new Riverbed Camo.
Even I can get it done….
Just a wonderful time of year!
Happy turkey day everybody
Wednesday- Sunday: 9 – 5
The Bed & Breakfast is always open….as usual
Posted November 10, 2019 in Hours
11/10/19….Fall is fully upon us!
What a wonderful time for trout fishing!
They all want to eat and get fat for the winter ahead!
That works in our favor….for sure..
Hope you can come enjoy some of this!
Please check our NEW Fall hours