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

4/27/17…..Dry Fly Action!

Water conditions are amazing!  Perfect wading levels and great clarity!
Hatches:  March Browns

Light Hendricksons 

Quill Gordons 

Red Quills

Crane flies

Small tan caddis 

Blue Wing Olives 

Blue Quills

A few sulphurs!

Get here….whatever it takes!  But be stealthy and you may even catch a beautiful brown trout!

Posted April 27, 2017 in Stream Update



We are open 9 – 5. 

7 days a week!
Please call with any questions!

Posted April 24, 2017 in Hours


Guiding Information

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

Thank you.

Posted April 24, 2017 in Guides



The hatch season is upon us!  March Browns and Sulphurs and Green Drakes are all here or on their way!

Hope you get a chance to come fish with us this year… is looking epic!

Posted April 24, 2017 in upcoming


4/23/17……MARCH BROWNS!

The creek has decided to burst into action!  Every hatch is overlapping like never before in my career!

March Browns #10/12

Light Hendricksons #12/14

Quill Gordons #12/14

Crane flies #16

Blue Quill #18

Grannom Caddis #12/14

Sulphurs will be starting any day based on the activities this year so far!  See you soon!
March Brown fish from Penns yesterday…..

Posted April 23, 2017 in General, Stream Update


4/20/17……Dry fly mania!

Today was the day the dam broke and the fish really started to rise!
Grannoms are hatching strong and the light Hendricksons and quill Gordons are too!  Great Hendrickson spinner falls this week. The water is beyond perfect!
The face you should make if your not here!

Posted April 20, 2017 in General, Stream Update


4/13/17…..A Great Day!

So it appears that Spring is in full swing as of yesterday. The trees are just starting to bud and the fish are looking up. 

Today the fish ate the grannom dries very well….God love ‘Em!  The water levels have dropped to the 600’s and the color is perfect! 

We had small black caddis #18

Blue Quills #18

Blue Wing Olives #18

Light Hendricksons #12/14

Red Quills #14

Quill Gordons #12/14

And mixed midges # I can barely seem them anymore. 

On a more serious note……we lost a dear friend recently.  He was famous for one of the greatest beards I have known and for being a hell of a fisherman and a very nice guy!  He received a great beard discount on a regular basis and I hope he still is wherever he is!

Nice fish Scott!

Posted April 13, 2017 in General, Stream Update


4/11/17….Penns Comes to Life

After just having spent an hour on the bridge we have seen Grannoms, size 18 Black Caddis , Blue Quills, BWOS, Red Quills​​ and a few Hendricksons. The water is still a little high, with about four and a half feet visibility. Water temp is about 54 degrees. We watched multiple fish rising steadily. It is so on!!

Posted April 11, 2017 in General


2/22/2017…Smells like Spring

While it is only the 22nd of February the weather has us thinking Spring. We’ve had some generally mild weather for the last week and there seems to be more headed our way. The creek is in pretty good shape. Warmer days have been producing some Blue Winged Olives. Some anglers report of seeing a riser here or there but nothing real consistent. There has been a good bit midge activity and fish feeding on them. Don’t be afraid to try a dry dropper rig with a midge. An Olive CDC Caddis to a black zebra midge is personal favorite rig for the early season. Keep your eyes open for the Little Black Stoneflies, they could be happening any day know. 

Mark your calendars, our Annual Spring Extravaganza is Saturday March 25th.  

Posted February 22, 2017 in Friends of the Hook, General, Hours, New in the Shop, Stream Update


1/2/2017….Closed Tuesdays

The Fly Shop will now also be closed on Tuesdays. Hope to see you soon.

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Posted January 3, 2017 in General