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.
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.
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!
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!
WINTER SHOP HOURS
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
Average. This summer has been anything but. It seems to be about the most wet summer anyone around can really remember. Penns Creek has not flowed below 400 CFS for over a month.
All this water is making for healthy fish. It seems whether 6 or 16 inches every fish looks like it just ate Green Drakes for a week.
Light Tan Caddis
Streamer fishing has been consistent with the high water.
Nymphing the rift type of water has also been consistent. Dry fly fishing has been somewhat hit or miss.
Looks like we should have some good water for the fall as temps cool down and fishing heats up.
Posted November 7, 2018 in Stream Update
10/21/18….A Fine Time to Fish
We are so grateful to have fishable water!!
It has been a rarity indeed!
We have been doing well with frenchies and stone fly nymphs and eggs and even Blue Wing Olives on top!
Here are some pictures from this week….
Wednesday 9 – 5
Thursday 9 – 5
Friday 9 – 5
Saturday 9 – 5
Sunday 9 – 5
See you soon!
Posted October 21, 2018 in Hours
10/1/18….A wonderful opportunity!
We are so grateful to have the opportunity to go and spend sometime with our friends from Douglas Rod Company tomorrow and Wednesday.
They have invited us to visit them on the Douglaston Salmon Run on the Salmon river.
If you have never gone…..GO!
The reason I am sharing this….because I am normally a shy and reserved person…..is that we will be closed on Wednesday.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
9/27/18….Fall is upon us
Hello out there…..
Things here have been very soggy! The wettest summer I have ever seen by far!
But you know who loves that?….The Trouts!
They are fat and healthy like it is May.
The water is still high but at some point we just have to go fishing anyway!
And that is just what we have been doing.
The hatches have been good.
#10 Slate Drakes
#10 October Caddis
#18&20 Blue Wing Olives
I hope we get a chance to see each other again this year….
We would also like to give a big shoutout to our Tess for getting it done on her trip out west! Great job!
8/27/18….Finally Fishing Great Again!
I am so happy to report that the fishing has finally gotten great again.
The water has finally pulled into reasonable condition.
The hatches are the same as above and most of the action as been subsurface.
Fall is not far away and the fish are clearly hungry.
Hope you get a chance to enjoy the fishing soon.
Call to see if one of our Guides is available to teach you our techniques!
Great fish Brent!