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 and use all public water for our guiding. 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

4/18/14…just getting started!

Hello….today is an exciting day! On the Coburn bridge today we saw Light Hendrichsons, Red Quills, Blue Quills, midges and GRANNOMS! A few fish rose and we had a lot of fun with our bug nets looking like weirdos on the bridge! Wish you were here!


Posted April 18, 2014 in Stream Update


4/17/14. Oh…it’s about to pop!

I love this time of year when you can almost hear the creek swelling up with bugs just waiting to hatch!! We have spotted the first light hendricksons and red quills and the grannoms are literally any day now!!! It’s so exciting.

All the creeks in the area are fishing well right now. Penns is still a little high but she’s giving up fish. Spring and Big Fishing Creek are also mint.

I could just burst!…..


Posted April 18, 2014 in Stream Update



So….the color is great but the level is a little high for most people. Penns is dropping nicely and I expect her to be in real good shape for the weekend. All the other streams in the area are ready to go.

The fish will be here waiting for you…


Posted April 16, 2014 in Stream Update


4/14/14. Cool

So it’s raining and stuff. Bugs are getting started and the creeks are all alive. It feels great. Shout out to the boys at Outcast Anglers for getting it done with the fellas that have been in this season. Wacking and stacking!

Shout out to me


Posted April 15, 2014 in Stream Update


Aston’s guide tip of the week

The Grannom Caddis hatch is about to be in full swing in a matter of days in Central Pa.

Remember the Grannom emerges to the surface faster than mayflies do, and spend a shorter amount of time on the water’s surface while they dry their wings. Also an egg laying Grannom will bounce up and down on water to break the surface tension to lay their eggs.

With these things in mind, be sure that you keep your Grannom fly patterns active as you fish them and avoid dead drifting your patters all day long. Due to the Grannom’s quick movements, trout will often eat them out of impulse; take advantage of this.




Posted April 13, 2014 in Flyfishing Central Pa, Friends of the Hook, Stream Update