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

5/20/18….Still Crushing It!

The water cleared dramatically today and there is around 3 feet of visibility or better from the bridge in Coburn!

Elk creek is cleaner than Penns and therefore the creek is even clearer below the junction.

The Levels are dropping fast and we are grateful!

There were trout rising last night on the edges and today right in the middle of the Creek! Amazing!

Hatches:

#16 Tan Caddis

#12&14 Sulphurs

#14 Grey Fox

#10 March Browns

#18 Yellow Crane Flies

#18 Blue Wing Olives

#18 Blue Quills

The Guides are Getting It Done….these are from today…..

Posted May 20, 2018 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

5/17/18…..Finally starting to improve!

Penns is looking better than it has in days and the fish are rising at the bridge. The big Sulphurs are coming off right now!

Spring Creek and Fishing creek are also fishable.

We will see what tomorrow night hold for us rain wise…..

Thanks

Jonas

Posted May 17, 2018 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

5/14/18…..Penns is Brown with 24” of Visibility

Here we go…….

All the creeks in the area got hit with one storm or another…..

Spring is off color but fishable….as is Fishing creek.

Penn is more brownish green with about 2 feet of visibility.

They are all improving fast, but they are calling for more rain….so who know!

Matt and a couple friends floated Penns yesterday afternoon and did quite well on streamers and then……

What for it……

Caught a number of fish on March Brown dries!!!

Because…..fish gotta eat too…..and we know how to survive in a snow storm and they know how to function and thrive in muddy water……

I’ll let you know how it is all shaping up…..

Call anytime…..Shop: 814-349-8757. Cell: 814-574-9426

Thanks. Jonas

Posted May 14, 2018 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

5/12/18…..MAYBE NOT SO LUCKY…..

A RARE RETRACTION……

THE FEEDER HAVE CAUGHT UP WITH US UNEXPECTEDLY AND THE CREEK HAS TURNED MUDDY!

It is No longer in fishable condition.

Should be ok by tomorrow if we don’t get more rain…..

Sorry for the now incorrect information early….

Jonas

Posted May 12, 2018 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

5/12/18….We have Dodged a Major Bullet!

A Rare Penns Creek Lesson……

On a rare occasion, a thunderstorm will enter the Penns Creek valley somewhere downstream of Coburn or Weikert or even Millmont. The Penns Creek USGS water level gauge is in the town of Penns Creek which is about 33 miles downstream of us. When this happens we wind up in today’s scenario where Penns Creek, all the way through the trout area all the way down to at least Millmont (the lowest area we got a report from) is in good condition with some color, but absolutely fishable!

Hatches:

#16 Tan Caddis

#10 March Browns

#18 Yellow Crane Flies

#18 Blue Wing Olives

#18 Blue Quills

#12&14 Sulphurs

Posted May 12, 2018 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

5/10/18…..Sulphur Time!

The fishing has been really good and challenging as usual!

The sunny days have not been helping but the overcast days are on their way!

Hatches:

#16 Tan Caddis

#10 March Browns

#18 Yellow Crane Flies

#18 Blue Wing Olives

#18 Blue Quills

#12&14 Sulphurs

We got everything you want….plus Bacon!

Posted May 11, 2018 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

5/7/18……Really good fishing!

Things are really fishing well and the Creeks are in great shape!

Perhaps consider a day with our guides….they have been crushing it!

Hatches:

#16 Tan Caddis

#10 March Browns

#18 Yellow Crane Flies

#18 Blue Wing Olives

#18 Blue Quills

Sulphurs anytime now……

Some of the latest successes!

Posted May 7, 2018 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update

 

5/4/18…..March Browns Matter!

We have had some needed rain showers and the creek looks amazing!

Hatches:

#16 Tan Caddis

#10 March Browns

#18 Yellow Crane Flies

#18 Blue Wing Olives

#18 Blue Quills

#12 Hendrickson Spinners

Perfect weather today…overcast and drizzly.

This = This!

Posted May 5, 2018 in General, Stream Update

 

4/30/18….The March Browns are just Starting!

The water levels have dropped to normal heights and Penns is running clear.

The Grannoms are mostly over as of today.

The Hendrickson’s are going strong….spinners too!

The Blue Quills and Blue Wing Olives are happening every morning.

The Yellow Crane Flies and small Tan Caddis are here….

And THE MARCH BROWNS are Just getting started!

Water is cold, but that will change this week.

Thanks

Posted May 1, 2018 in General, Stream Update

 

4/28/18…..Gang Busters!

Nothing has dramatically changed here except the creek continues to fall….the bugs continue to hatch and the fish continue to rise….all good!

Posted April 28, 2018 in General, Stream Update