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

4/16/19….Another day in Paradise


Quill Gordons


Red Quill

Crane Flies

Water is high and muddy now….call anytime for the most up to date info…..814-349-8757


Great Job Alden!

Posted April 16, 2019 in Stream Update



Monday – Monday 9 – 5

Open 7 days a week!

See ya soon!!


Posted April 14, 2019 in Hours


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 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update


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 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update


3.9.2019….Early Season Hours

Things are picking up..Starting this week shop hours will be as seen below:

Saturday’s demo lineup at the Extravaganza.

Posted March 9, 2019 in Flyfishing Central Pa, General, Hours, Stream Update, upcoming


3.8.2019….smells like spring..almost

Hello. We aren’t far off now. The future weather forecast indicates a break in the weather. Hopefully it’s here to stay.


Fishing has been good if you have been able to withstand the cold. We have been seeing midges, early black stoneflies, and blue wing olives. Not a bad way to ring in March.

Our Extravaganza is next weekend March 15-17.

Storewide discounts.

Unprecedented sales.



Fly tying

Fly tying Demos

Nymph Rigging Demo

Streamer Fishing Demo

Come check out new products for the year. We have some very cool gear in the shop this year that we think will tickle your fancy.

Learn to tie Catskill Style March Brown with Todd “the fly tyer” Johnson at the Extravaganza.

Time :TBA

Shop tyer Jim Shawley will be teaching how to tie a Woven Stonefly nymph during the Extravaganza.

Time: TBA

Where winter maintenance meets no winter maintenance {Millheim Siglerville Pike aka the Coburn route to Poe Paddy State Park}

We’ve been receiving lots of questions about ice and access into the Creek. The Woodward Gap Road to the Cherry Run section of the creek looks similar to the road to Poe…

Without chains, forget about it. Take the long route to Weikert and back to access the Cherry Run Section.

Tunnel road is clear.

Ingleby is generally clear as it has permanent residents. Access to Poe Paddy is just a short tredge downstream from Ingleby.

Happy weekend friends!

Posted March 8, 2019 in Flyfishing Central Pa, Friends of the Hook, General, Stream Update, upcoming


2.20.2019….why wait

Hi.  We have been continuing to work in the shop to get ready for spring. Saturday’s atmosphere in the shop was reminiscent of spring. Lots of familiar faces stopping by to show they survived yet another winter.  

We are super excited about our Extravanganza. This year sales last all weekend, starting 9 am Friday March 15 and ending at 5pm Sunday March 17th.

As usual, Saturday will be the main event with fly tying, nymphing, leader building demos, food drinks and lots of fun. Bring your fishing buddies, family + kids and friends.

List of demos to come soon.

Guided trips have started rolling out the door finding plenty of success.  Catching a fish on Penns Creek any day is rewarding.  Doing it in February is even better.  Thank to the folks that have come out and fished with us so far. 

Why wait until “the season”,  call to book your guided day and get yours now. 

Posted February 19, 2019 in Flyfishing Central Pa, Friends of the Hook, General, Guides, Stream Update, upcoming


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 in Friends of the Hook, General, New in the Shop, Stream Update, upcoming


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



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