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

6/10/17….And the hits just keep on coming!

The water is great. The weather is beautiful.  The hatches are wonderful. The fishing is real good!  

Treat yourself to a guided day and find out how good it can be!

Father’s Day is coming soon…..Feathered Hook gift certificate?…..Genius!
Great work Fred… really learning the system…..

Posted June 10, 2017 in General, Stream Update


6/7/17….Still all good here!

No major changes to report. Here’s some pics

Posted June 8, 2017 in General, Stream Update


6/5/17….Best Blue Wing Olive hatch of my career!

Yesterday was a perfect day for the Big Blue Wing Olives!  Like something right out of a Charlie Meck book!  There were SO many bugs hatching and fish were all over them!  Amazing! The hatches are overlapping like I have never seen!  And the water is perfect !

 We have:

Big and little Blue Wing Olives 

Light Cahills 

Orange Cahills 

Slate Drakes

Blue Quills 

Grey Fox 

March Browns 

Crane flies 

3 different Caddis

2 different Sulphurs 

Adult Stone flies


And I am sure I’m missing something…….


Nice work Lowell!  Great pics

Posted June 5, 2017 in General, Stream Update


6/4/17…..A banner day!

Drizzly overcast day today. Some shower that trapped the Blue Wing Olives on the water and all the other bugs too!  The creeks wanted the rain and it is coming in nice and slow. Shouldn’t blow up the creeks at this rate. 
There are SO many different bugs hatching right now!  The Drakes and Coffin flys are gone for another year but the late Spring hatches have all started early!
The reason we fish Stone fly nymphs so much!  3 1/2 inches long!

Posted June 4, 2017 in General, Stream Update


6/3/17….So many different Hatches!

Unbelievable mix of hatches going on!  The rise happened late last night because of the sunny weather. The Green Drakes are starting to wind down for the year but the late Spring hatches are in full Swing!
Just a few of the fish from yesterday with Aston!  Great job Fran and Joe!

Posted June 3, 2017 in General, Stream Update


6/2/17….Every hatch at once!

Yesterday was crazy with bugs!  The Big Blue Wing Olives started and the Slate Drakes are really getting going and light Cahills are happening to join with the other massive variety of bugs that were already hatching!  Bug Soup!
The water is perfect and the weather is beautiful. 

Posted June 2, 2017 in General, Stream Update


6/1/17…..Coffin Flies abound!

The creek has returned to Wonderful condition!  We can see all the way to the bottom from the bridge this morning. Fish are rising and bugs are flying!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..


March Browns 

Grey Fox

Tan Caddis

Grey Caddis

Blue Wing Olives 

Blue Quills 

Crane flies 


Light Cahills 

Giant Stone Flies

Coffin Flies

Slate Drakes

Posted June 1, 2017 in General, Stream Update


5/31/17…..Some color in the water….fish still rising!

We had a pile thunderstorms but the water only came up a little bit.  The creek has turned a murky green color but will be back to the same clear green by this afternoon.  Yesterday was one of the best Dry Fly days of my career!  The Drakes were heavy as all get out last night. Duns and spinners. The Drakes should last through the weekend. 

Posted May 31, 2017 in General, Stream Update



Some how the rain missed Penns creek!  All the other creeks in the area are blown up but we got lucky!  I will be happy to see lots of rain….in about a week.  

Posted May 29, 2017 in General, Stream Update


5/28/17….What a great Hatch!

The Green Drake hatch has been EPIC!  The duns are still hatching from Cherry Run all the way up to Coburn. More and more females are emerging every day and the lower end is getting some great spinner falls with the coffin flies. Sulphurs and Grey Fox and Crane Flies and Caddis and even some March Browns still!  BUG SOUP!

Posted May 28, 2017 in General, Stream Update