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.
Another week has come and gone with above average air temps. Penns is running just over average flows and holding that “Penns Creek Green” color.
Even with February knocking on our door, the future forecast looks like the end of March/start of April rather than the first week of February…not that we are complaining.
Not having to brave freezing temps and iced up guides has made this winters fishing that much more enjoyable..
Stonefly nymphs, caddis pupa, baetis nymphs and midges continue to be consistent fish producers. A stripped or swung streamer has also been putting its share of fish in the net.
We are super excited for the Extravaganza this year. More talks and demos to be announced soon.
Stop by the shop to grab your tickets the the F3T (Fly Fishing Film Tour) coming time Central Pa!
1.23.2019…winter is here?
Hi, hope you folks are staying warm.
Our Extravaganza is set for March 20, 21, 22, 2020.
Storewide sales and discounts!
Food, drinks, and fun.
Demos and Fly Tying
The sales will run from Friday to Sunday. Saturday will be the big she-bang. Hope to see you there!
It seems like winter may finally be setting in. The next weeks weather forecast calls for an average low in the 20s and an average high in the mid 30s.
For January fishing, conditions could be much more cold. We have been getting out to do some fishing and even some catching.
Penns, Spring and Fishing Creek have all been producing with nymphs. Baetis, stones and midges have been consistent fish catchers across the board.
We have had a few guided trips rolling out with the almost spring like weather early January brought us. If your getting cabin fever give us a ring and we will line up a day to help you cure your cabin blues!
Our spring orders have started to roll into the shop. New Simms and Fishpond orders have hit the shop and are up ready for you to check out!
12.30.2019….New year, new fish
The fly shop will be CLOSED on New Years Day, January 1, 2020.
Shop will reopen Thursday January 2, 2020 at 9 AM.
B&B open 365 as always.
Have a safe and happy New Year.
Posted December 30, 2019 in Stream Update
Hi. Hope the Holidays are treating you well.
We have some of the best water in the creek we have had all year and the fish know it.
The weather has been quite manageable and mild as of late making for some great winter fishing conditions.
Stoneflies nymphs , pheasant tails, caddis pupa, BWO nymphs and other attractor nymphs have been producing.
Streamers have absolutely been producing there share of fish for the committed meat chucker.
We have even seen some sporadic surface action, don’t get your hopes up but it could happen!!
Weather forecast looks promising for the next week at least.
If you can manage to get away for a day of fishing we HIGHLY recommend it. We have guides available.
Fly Shop remains open Wednesday-Sunday 9AM-5PM
Bed & Breakfast open 365..
2020 Fishpond order in the house!
We are excited about the fully submersible waterproof bags available in the new Riverbed Camo.
Even I can get it done….
Just a wonderful time of year!
Happy turkey day everybody
Wednesday- Sunday: 9 – 5
The Bed & Breakfast is always open….as usual
Posted November 10, 2019 in Hours
11/10/19….Fall is fully upon us!
What a wonderful time for trout fishing!
They all want to eat and get fat for the winter ahead!
That works in our favor….for sure..
Hope you can come enjoy some of this!
Please check our NEW Fall hours
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.