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

10/8/15…..oh….it’s on!

The turn in weather has made all the diffence in the fishing and fish behavior!  They are on the feed bag and trying to fatten up for the coming winter. We have had rising fish but the nymph and streamer bites have been the best. 

Hope we see you soon!



Posted October 8, 2015 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update



The weather has started to change up here in the Central PA area. Our nights are cool to cold again and that is a wonderful thing for the fishing!  The streams come back to life with bugs and the fish know it’s time to fatten up before the spawn!

We have seen tricos and blue wing olives and small tan caddis and crane flies and the October Caddis is starting too!!

Hope you get a chance to come out and play!

These photos are all from this week……thanks Matt!  The last picture is of October Caddis cases.


Posted September 17, 2015 in Flyfishing Central Pa, Friends of the Hook, General, New in the Shop, Stream Update, upcoming


Fall Hours

The bed and breakfast is always open!

Shop hours:

Monday.  Closed

Tuesday.   Closed

Wednesday.  Closed

Thursday.  9 – 5

Friday.      9 – 5

Saturday.   9 – 5

Sunday.   9 – noon 


Posted September 1, 2015 in Hours


8/13/15….summer time….and the livin’ easy

Hello everyone!  Things up here in the Coburn area are just sailing along. The summer hatches have been good this year. Tricos and light cahills and slate drakes and blue quill. Also terrestrials and streamers have been working well. The water levels and temps are excellent for this time of year. We have just had some rain and may get some more soon. Hope you get a chance to come up and fish!
Our friend Donnie got this done just before the shark ate everyone in sight!


Posted August 13, 2015 in Stream Update



Monday:        Closed

Tuesday:        Closed

Wednesday:   9 – 5

Thursday:       9 – 5

Friday:             9 – 5

Saturday:        9 – 5

Sunday:           9 – 12

Posted July 18, 2015 in Hours


6/6/15…..and the beat goes on

Hello. How are you?  Nice. 

Things have settled down into the summer routine. We have had a ton of rain but the fish gotta eat!

Streamers and stone fly nymphs have been working real well to go along with the cahills and slate drakes. 
Fish don’t drowned!


Posted July 6, 2015 in Stream Update


6/21/15……happy father’s day!

hi everyone. Been gone for awhile. 
The creeks are all stained but at great level and the temps are real good since we have had rain everyday. 
The creeks have been really producing some nice fish!
This hog was caught yesterday at the confluence of Elk and Penns!  Great job PB!  

Posted June 21, 2015 in Stream Update


6/10/15…..Creeks are back to great color. Still low. 

All sorts of hatches!

Posted June 11, 2015 in Stream Update


6/9/15…..The creeks are stained but not high

The rains have come and gone. Penns is off color but not high…probably take a day to recover. 
Hatches continue and the fish are still feeding even with the colored up creek. 
Even a fish monger can catch a fish  

Posted June 9, 2015 in Stream Update


6/7/15….And the hits just keep on coming!

Big Blue Wing Olives, tan caddis, black sedge, slate drake, crane flies, blue quill, light Cahill, and stoneflys….just to name a few!
Having much welcomed showers today!
Coburn….it could be 1950!


Posted June 8, 2015 in Stream Update