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

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… that we will be closed on Wednesday.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


Posted October 2, 2018 in Hours, New in the Shop, Stream Update


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

Mixed midges

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!

Posted September 27, 2018 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update


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!

Thank you

Great fish Brent!

Posted August 28, 2018 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update


Summer/Fall Hours

These are the hours for the shop. The Bed & Breakfast is always open.

Monday: closed

Tuesday: closed

Wednesday: 9 – 5

Thursday: 9 – 5

Friday: 9 – 5

Saturday: 9 – 5

Sunday: 9 – 5

Thank you. The shop number is 814-349-8757 and my cell number is 814-574-9426. Please feel free to call us anytime.

Posted August 12, 2018 in General, Hours, New in the Shop, Stream Update


8/9/18….The Rainiest Summer!

Sorry for the lack of updates.

The water has spent far more time out of its banks than fishable.

This is Great for the Fish but not great for business.

Always grateful to have a easy summer for the trouts.

The water is pulling into better shape now.

#16/18 Tan Caddis

#12 Slate Drakes

#18 Crane Flies

#18/20 Blue Quills

#12 Light Cahills

We have been catching fish….but please be careful in these flows!

Posted August 9, 2018 in General, Stream Update


6/26/18….All Better

The water has receded…..finally.

The fishing has been real good again….which is nice.

We have:

Slate Drakes

Light Cahills


3 kinds of Caddis

Blue Quills

Crane Flies

The fish are ravenous after the Drake and their metabolisms are on high and they got to eat!

Posted June 26, 2018 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update


6/11/18…..Blown Out!

So much rain this year!

She should fish well all summer now!

Call the shop…. 814-349-8757 for an update anytime

So….that’s not good!


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


6/6/18…..The End of the Drakes.

The Green Drakes are down to just a few Coffin Flies on Penns…..

The are still strong on Fishing Creek.

And yet….we are still catching really nice fish!

How you ask?

Current Hatches:

The Big Blue Wing Olives #14/16

Orange Cahills #12

Light Cahills #12

4 different Caddis #14-20

Crane Flies #14-18

Little Blue Wing Olives #18

Grey Fox Spinners #14

Sulphurs #16&18

Sulphur Spinners

And a partridge in a pear tree!

The water is in the best shape of the year…..if you missed your trip in the early spring….it is all good now!

Hope you get to come up and play!

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


6/3/18…..Drakes from Cherry Run to Coburn

It has been an unusual Drake year…..sputtered in the beginning and then Joy to the World!

The swarm will be in or just above Poe Paddy tonight.

There are Drakes happening in one form or another everywhere from Cherry Run (Coffin Flies)….

To Coburn (mostly duns with lots of male and some female Coffin Flies.

Also…everything other bug know to humankind is hatching as well (only minor exaggeration).

I think this colder burst of weather may extend the Drakes a few extra days!


Posted June 3, 2018 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update


5/31/18….The Drake is Great!

The main Drake is all around the Weikert area and has been amazing!

The Drake above the junction of Elk and Penns has also been wonderful!

It has all been happening So late because of the heat but today is a lot cooler.

Also every other bug in the world is happening! True soup!

Posted May 31, 2018 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update