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.
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.
The fly shop will close early today Wednesday November 9, 2016 at 3 p.m.
The fly shop will reopen tomorrow at 10 am.Posted November 9, 20169.27.2016…..Sitka Day
Hope you survived the summer. It was a hot and dry one aound here. We saw very little rain which made fish catching considerably more difficult as the water levels dropped and the water temperatures rose. Thankfully seasons change. Things have been picking back up around Coburn as the air and water temps have begun to subside. Penns Creek is still running super low and clear. Anglers have reported some increased fish activity on top. Blue Winged Olives, Isonychia, and October Caddis are all likely to bring fish up from the bottom. Mornings and evenings are still seeing the best fishing. The fly shop remains open 7 days a week.
Mark your calendars
Saturday October 22 is SITKA DAY
If you haven’t heard we are now carrying Sitka Gear! Sitka Gear is a Montana based, performance hunting apparel company that uses cutting-edge technology to keep hunters warm, dry and comfortable in an condition. Basically it is the best camoflouage available today. Sitka is “turning clothing into gear”. Stop by the our shop on October 22nd to “meet the brand” and see why we are #sickforit.
Congratulations to our boy Mitch who harvested this beautiful 7×7 Montana Bull on a day off from guiding at Upper Canyon Outfitters.Posted September 27, 20166/16/16…..Still hammering fish!
The Big blue wing olive is one of my favorite fishing hatches of the year….and this year is no exception! The fish have risen so freely to the duns and spinners this year. I think the over abundance of food and warming water temps during the Green Drake drives the trouts metabolism through the roof and they hit the feed bag hard!
Hatches: sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives and crane flies and little tan caddis and the Slate drakes and cahills.
We have some green drake duns coming off in the mornings and lots of Coffin flies late in the evening.
The Coffin flies have been starting to hit the water around 10 pm because of the heat!
DONT LEAVE EARLY!
You go girl!
Simply amazing! The hot weather has driven all the spinner falls and most of the rising fish activities late into the darkness. 10 pm has been the hot time so bring a sandwich and some patience!
Hatches: GREEN DRAKES and March Browns and sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives and crane flies and little tan caddis and the beginning of the Slate drakes and………woo-hoo!
Great fish Adam!
The Green Drakes are just below Weikert. The hatch is moving up slowly this year as the water is still cold.
These hot sunny days make the day time dry fly fishing slow, but the evenings are amazing!
Hatches: GREEN DRAKES and March Browns and sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives and crane flies and little tan caddis and the beginning of the Slate drakes and………fantastic!
The creek is in perfect shape!
Nice work Men!Posted May 24, 20165/23/16…..Penns Creek survives again!!
So the rain did come and the sun is peaking through and the creek is totally dry fly fishible!
The drakes are stretched from Glenn Iron to just about Weikert.
We are also getting a nice hatch of Green Drakes up stream of Coburn from the shop up to the dam.
The creek has about 3 feet of visibility and with the green drakes on, that is plenty!
Penns has been blessed with great water conditions all year and I couldn’t be happier!
Hatches: GREEN DRAKES! March Browns and sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives and crane flies and little tan caddis and the beginning of the Slate drakes and………WOW!
Here is a real 20″ fish that Aston guided Chris to this week!
I just got the word that THE GREEN DRAKES HAVE BEGUN!
The report came in from Glenn Iron from last night!
And so begins another year!
Penns creek is in real good condition!
Thanks for the picture buddy!Posted May 21, 20165/19/16….An amazing year!
What a year! Almost everyone coming in the shop is reporting major successes…and mostly dry fly fishing!!
The hatches have been really strong and the fish have been really looking up!
Hatches: March Browns and sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives and crane flies and little tan caddis and the beginning of the Slate drakes and………unreal!
Hope you get a chance to come and experience this truly unusual year!
Great job PB!