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

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

10/21/18….A Fine Time to Fish

We are so grateful to have fishable water!!

It has been a rarity indeed!

We have been doing well with frenchies and stone fly nymphs and eggs and even Blue Wing Olives on top!

Here are some pictures from this week….

Posted October 21, 2018

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…..is that we will be closed on Wednesday.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Jonas

Posted October 2, 2018

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

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

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

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

Sulphurs

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

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!

Jonas

Posted June 11, 2018

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

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!

Here….

Posted June 3, 2018

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