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.
The nights are getting cold and the days are getting short and fish are starting to feed up for the spawn!
We have been out a bunch and the fish are on the feed bag!
We have had a wonderful time taking some old friends out and making some new ones too!
Maybe this could be your fish next time?!
The water is low and clear. Temperatures are great!
Everyone is having a good time!
The October Caddis, Blue Quills, BWO’s and midges are all hatching. We have had some rising fish.
See you soon….
9/3/19…..Fall is in air!
And so the story of seasonal change continues……
The temperatures are falling and the water has cooled and the fish know that Spawn and Winter are coming soon!
They are on the Ole Feedbag!
Bugs are hatching and fish are being caught…..
Hope you get to come and see….
6/13/19….The rising fish we have been waiting for!
It’s been a long time since we have seen the numbers of rising fish on Penns Creek that we are seeing the last few nights…..finally!
They are eating bug soup which includes but I am sure is not limited to:
Yellow and orange Sulphurs
Big and little Blue Wing Olives
Small tan Caddis
Big black Caddis
And the Spinners of all these bugs!
It has been crazy and wonderful.
The creek looks the best it has in recent memory….hope you can come up.
And now….fish pics.
5.31.2019….dirty water, don’t care
We dodged it! The heavily forecasted rains missed us.
Honest truth: We did get rain. The creek is BROWN. Fish are eating.
Levels are not off the chart. Creek is slightly bumping with the run off from last nights rains.
By this afternoon/evening the creek should have improved clarity. Again, IT WILL BE BROWN but we should see improving clarity as the day progresses.
Drake’s are almost hatching entirely through the system in numbers. Reports of hatching bugs through the day, increasing in numbers closer to evening with fish getting up on them!!
5/27/19….GREEN DRAKES NOW!
We had rain yesterday but the creek did not come up much…however she is colored up currently.
Having said that…the fish are rising as I type here at the bridge.
If it follows the recent pattern….the color will wash through in the next few hours.
The Main Hatch of Drakes is down below Weikert and has also started in Coburn ABOVE the junction with Elk and Pine.
Hope we see you soon!
5/22/19….The Time is Now!
The Green Drakes are just getting started way down stream around Millmont.
It is Just Starting for sure and the creek is in the best shape it’s been in for awhile.
Penns is running 733CFS and 3.13ft. Color is green and the bugs and fish seem to be ready to go.
Blue Wing Olives
Hope you can make it up and enjoy the experience…..
5/16/19….Well…at least the trouts are healthy!
Here are some recent fishes….
Posted May 16, 2019 in Stream Update
5/5/19….Shot to the Heart (Rainwise)
We had gotten lucky with the last couple of storms….Not so much this time.
She’s up and muddy.
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Here’s some pictures from before the rain…
4/27/19…..Dodged a Bullet!
We had rain but didn’t get hammered like they called for….thank goodness!
We have seen the beginnings of the March Browns and Grey Foxes. The Sulphurs have started on Spring Creek and should begin on Penns anytime now.
We are still seeing some Grannoms and Hendricksons and Quill Gordons etc.
Please call the shop for the most up to date information!
How about a lil’ double?!
The creek is still high and the color is good. The bugs are happening and the fishes are feeding.
The hatches are:
Grannom Caddis #12&14
Light Hendricksons #12&14
Quill Gordons #12&14
Red Quills #12-16
Crane Flies #18
Tan Caddis #16
The fish have been feeding prolifically both surface and subsurface.
Hopefully the levels will return to easier wading soon.