The Feathered Hook Fly Shop on Penns Creek

The Feathered Hook Fly Shop offers a wide selection of locally tied flies, bamboo rods, graphite rods, breathable waders, wading boots, fly fishing clothes, experienced guide service and a semi-knowledgeable staff to try and answer your questions. We hope to have everything you might need for your time in Central PA and quite a bit more. The store has a huge selection of flies tied by our nineteen local tiers. We carry a large selection of leaders and tippets as well as floatants and every other gizmo we can think to order.

We are proud to offer Central Pennsylvania's largest selection of Simms waders, boots, and clothing. We have a tremendous selection of Simms gear in stock, to touch, try on, and see. We're proud to feature Rio and Scientific Anglers fly lines, Hardy and Greys rods and reels, Thomas and Thomas rods, Fishpond vest bags and luggage, Loon floatants, Trout Hunter tippet and leaders, Nomad nets, 3-Tand reels, Folstaff wading staffs, Ted Godfrey reels, and an assortment of The Feathered Hook gear as well as an assortment of odds and ends for all your fly fishing needs.

We are a bamboo friendly shop and offer fine handcrafted rods from nationally known makers such as Walt Carpenter, Marc Aroner, Sweetgrass rods, D. G. Schroeder, Steve Jenkins, J.D. Wagner, and Jim Downes, plus a few select up and coming cane rod builders. We also carry Hardy and Greys graphite rods and custom built graphite rods from Bill Franke. We can fit your budget and needs.

I have always been impressed with bright shiny things and our reels are no exception. We carry Hardy, Greys, Peerless, J. Austin Forbes, 3-Tand and a selection of vintage reels by a variety of makers. We carry Rio and Scientific Angler fly lines. We are more than happy to help you with your tackle problems whether you bought it here or not.

Please keep in mind that our vintage items turn over rapidly. Please check our Bamboo Listing page to get an up to date listing of what we currently have in stock. Pre-owned tackle is available for those on a budget, but still wishing to purchase quality equipment.

We are also interested in purchasing vintage used tackle that you might wish to part with.


New in the Shop

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….

Posted September 3, 2019

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:

Slate Drakes

Light Cahills

Orange Cahills

Yellow and orange Sulphurs

Big and little Blue Wing Olives

Small tan Caddis

Big black Caddis

Crane Flies

Midges galore

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.

Posted June 13, 2019

5/22/19….The Time is Now!

The Green Drakes are just getting started way down stream around Millmont.

It is Just Starting for sure and the creek is in the best shape it’s been in for awhile.

Penns is running 733CFS and 3.13ft. Color is green and the bugs and fish seem to be ready to go.

We have:

March Browns

Grey Fox

Blue Quills

Yellow Sulphurs

Orange Sulphurs

Blue Wing Olives

Tan Caddis

Crane Flies


Hope you can make it up and enjoy the experience…..

Posted May 22, 2019

5/5/19….Shot to the Heart (Rainwise)

We had gotten lucky with the last couple of storms….Not so much this time.

She’s up and muddy.

Call for the most up to date information


Here’s some pictures from before the rain…

Posted May 6, 2019

4/27/19…..Dodged a Bullet!

We had rain but didn’t get hammered like they called for….thank goodness!

We have seen the beginnings of the March Browns and Grey Foxes. The Sulphurs have started on Spring Creek and should begin on Penns anytime now.

We are still seeing some Grannoms and Hendricksons and Quill Gordons etc.

Please call the shop for the most up to date information!


How about a lil’ double?!

Posted April 27, 2019

4/22/19….Almost There!

The creek is still high and the color is good. The bugs are happening and the fishes are feeding.

The hatches are:

Grannom Caddis #12&14

Light Hendricksons #12&14

Quill Gordons #12&14

Red Quills #12-16

Crane Flies #18

Tan Caddis #16

BWO’s #18

The fish have been feeding prolifically both surface and subsurface.

Hopefully the levels will return to easier wading soon.

Posted April 22, 2019

4/14/19…..Grannoms are Hatching!

It has all finally begun!

Grannoms #12&14 are hatching and the fish are eating them! We also saw Hendricksons and Quill Gordons and Red Quill and Blue Quill and Crane Flies this morning…….did I mention that the fish were rising hard this morning!

The creek is murky with about 4 feet of visibility….and did I mention that the fish are rising?!

The water was 54 degrees at 10am.

Penns Creek Smallie! Nice work Matt!

Posted April 14, 2019

4/10/19…And Now!

Spring is here! And it’s time to Rumble!!

We have seen the beginnings of the Hendricksons(#12&14) and Quill Gordons(#12&14) and the Crane Flies and someone thought they saw a Grannom(#12&14) yesterday (unconfined).

Penns Creek is in the best shape of the year! Perfect flow for wading and the clarity is amazing!

Yesterday…..Go Tess!

Posted April 10, 2019

2/5/19…..A Brand New Year🎉

What will 2019 hold…..?! So exciting!

We have been working “hard” to get the shop ready for another year.

The creek has been fishing quite well in between the polar vortex blasts.

We are having our annual EXTRAVAGANZA the weekend of March 15-17.

Everything is on sale and MANY MANY items on CLEARANCE!

Hope to see y’all soon!

Posted February 5, 2019

11/11/18….Its starting to feel a lot like..

There are still a few bugs hatching and a few fishing rising on the nicer days.

The Browns and Brooks are spawning their brains out!

We are still finding some nice fish.

Streamers and eggs have been the most productive.

The shop is now on winter hours…please feel free to call my Cell

814-574-9426 anytime. We will be happy to meet you at the shop if we can!

Here are some pictures: Nice work Boys!

Posted November 11, 2018

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