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.
Thank you for your interest in The Feathered Hook guide service!
Our goal is to provide an excellent guided fishing experience with the emphasis on both catching fish and teaching you to be a better angler. All you need to do is show up….we will provide everything you need for your fishing day except waders and boots (which the shop will rent to you). We also recommend bringing a rain jacket and polarized glasses regardless of what the weather report says. Of course we can help you with these necessities at the shop.
Our Guarantee: Nothing is more important to us than sharing the amazing fishing experience of central Pennsylvania with our clients. To be sure that you are satisfied with your experience, we GUARANTEE THE YOU WILL CATCH A FISH WITH US….OR YOUR NEXT TRIP IS FREE!
A Full Day: A full day with us includes 8 hours on the water and lunch. All the flies you will need, terminal tackle and rod/reel are provided. You are welcome to use your gear….but our equipment is dialed in for what you will be trying to accomplish.
(1) Angler $350
(2) Anglers $425
A Half Day: A half day includes 4 hours on the water and no lunch. Everything else is the same as above.
(1) Angler $275
(2) Anglers $350
Posted April 20, 2018 in Guides
9 – 5……7 days a week
See you soon!
Posted April 20, 2018 in Hours
4/20/18…..It is all happening!
I want to apologize for the delay in updating the site….sorry!
The Grannom Caddis started today! And the fish were on them!
The Hendricksons and Quill Gordons and Blue Wing Olives and Red Quills are all hatching also.
The water levels are high but the color is perfect green.
We are open 7 days a week from 9 – 5.
The shop number is 814-349-8757. Please feel free to call anytime.
We will be updating the site frequently from now on and the Facebook page (The Feathered Hook LTD) also!
Thanks and see you soon!
The shop will be closed Sunday April 1, 2018. Hope you have a great Easter.
Starting this Wednesday April 4, we will extend our hours as follows:
Posted April 1, 2018 in Stream Update
We have some rooms open this weekend in the B&B for the Extravaganza.
Call the shop (814)349-8757 or Jonas (814) 574-9426 if your interested in staying.
On Saturday: Storewide sales, fly tying demos, food, drinks, adult beverages being donated from The Elk Creek Cafe, meet our G Loomis rep.
Weather looks promising and a fun time is sure to be had!
Look forward to seeing you!
3.19.2018….Spring is in the air
Hi all! Our Extravaganza is this Saturday March 24 from 9am-5pm. Storewide sales, food, beverages, fly tying demos, and lots of fun. It’s always a blast to see everyone after winter and talk fishing. Hope to see you there.
We have some really cool new stuff in the shop this year from Simms, Fishpond, Sitka Gear and G Loomis. We are also now carrying Hatch reels and tools as well as Handmade, Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods, both proudly made in the USA.
Fishing has really been good. Streamers have been producing some beautiful fish. Blue winged olives started almost two weeks ago on Spring Creek and the Little J and have started rolling on Big Fishing Creek and Penns Creek. Early black stones are also in the mix with plenty more on the way.
Our Guide Coordinator, Matt, recently picked up a new Stealthcraft Hooligan 3 man raft. We are happy to add a new option for anglers who are interested in floating with a friend. We have a number of waterways to float for trout and are super excited to be offering summer Smallmouth bass trips starting in June.
We’ve had some guided trips rolling out the door and they have been yielding some serious fish!
2/19/18….Spring is in the air!
It is starting to feel like Spring is coming and I am ready!
We are just about ready in the shop and almost all the new stuff has arrived!
The Extravaganza is March 24th!
Look forward to seeing y’all!
The fly shop will be closed this Sunday, February 4, 2018. Sorry for any inconveniences. Call Jonas at (814) 574-9426 with any questions.
Posted January 31, 2018 in General
1.29.2018….Next stop, February
Last week was a relatively mild one. We needed that. It was hard to stay inside and accomplish the things that needed done and that seemed to be the popular opinion. We saw quite a few anglers through the shop and on the water. It felt like early spring. Mid to high 40s was a welcome air temperature change.
Flows have subsided since the snow/rain/ice + melt/runoff situation we had last week. Penns is green with a couple feet of visibility and holding steady around 600 CFS. Lower Spring is just over 200 CFS, a really good, fishable flow. Fishing Creek (no gauge) is in good shape. Worth checking out if your up for it. The Little J is sitting pretty just under 400 CFS. Good, fishy water.
The fishing has been good. January was one heck of a streamer month. The fish were aggressive and willing to move for some meat. I guided a ¾ day float trip with a friend on saturday. We moved two really nice fish and caught two small fish in the first hour. Then things got slow. We grinded for a couple hours, low and slow, without seeing a flash. Then all of a sudden just like someone flipped a light switch the bite window opened up. Jeremy boated 5 fish and had a few more chases in the last hour and a half. Persistence pays off.
I had a day off yesterday and took my friend and yours, Kenny for a fun float. 5th cast from the put in Kenny put a solid fish to hand. Things keep on that way for the afternoon. We didn’t move any piggies but we caught some really solid middle class fish.
Looks like this upcoming week is going to be a little cooler than last. Look for the warmer days and get out there. 2018 is off to a great start. Hope to #seeyouincoburn soon.
Posted January 29, 2018 in Stream Update
Winter Guide Trip Special 3/4 Day:6 Hour – 1 Angler Float Trip: $299. Not a numbers game (most days) . We are on the hunt for trophy fish. Lots of streamer fishing. Some nymphing at prime locations. All gear, terminal tackle, coffee, snack and a pile of fun included. Crazy? Maybe, but so worth it.
It is tolerable out there. The water is good. The fish are eating. Whats not to be happy about. Penns Creek is open thanks to the snow which turned to rain about a week and a half ago. Mild temps have melted the remaining ice. Penns is sitting somewhere north off 500 CFS. Fishing has been par for the course. Numbers haven’t been crazy but the quality of fish has been.
We had a serious break in the weather this weekend. Even the lows were right around or above freezing. Cabin fever must have set in. We saw lots of faces through in the shop and plenty of anglers getting out there this weekend. Nymphing has been pretty good. Big stuff, eggs, small stuff, just pick your poison and fish it with confidence. Streamer bite has been on. Black is always a good choice. Articulated black is an ever better choice.
Josh and I floated last Wednesday. Half day streamer float. Moved one and caught one mid teens fish. It was frigid. Anchor rope froze up and would not drop. Had to bust an inch worth of ice off each guide about every five minutes. Fun but frigid day with a high of 23 degrees..
Yesterday was a heck of a day on the water. I floated with my good friend Shaun, a local fire forester. We launched at noon and Shaun had a 17 inch brown annihilate his articulated streamer 50 yards from the launch. We boated 6 fish and moved 12 others. I got off the water to find a few pictures Josh sent me. The bite was on, on Fishing Creek also. Hope you were out yesterday.
The water should hold and there is some precipitation expected in the next week. Air temps look good.
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