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.
Hi, hope you folks are staying warm.
Our Extravaganza is set for March 20, 21, 22, 2020.
Storewide sales and discounts!
Food, drinks, and fun.
Demos and Fly Tying
The sales will run from Friday to Sunday. Saturday will be the big she-bang. Hope to see you there!
It seems like winter may finally be setting in. The next weeks weather forecast calls for an average low in the 20s and an average high in the mid 30s.
For January fishing, conditions could be much more cold. We have been getting out to do some fishing and even some catching.
Penns, Spring and Fishing Creek have all been producing with nymphs. Baetis, stones and midges have been consistent fish catchers across the board.
We have had a few guided trips rolling out with the almost spring like weather early January brought us. If your getting cabin fever give us a ring and we will line up a day to help you cure your cabin blues!
Our spring orders have started to roll into the shop. New Simms and Fishpond orders have hit the shop and are up ready for you to check out!
Posted January 23, 202012.27.2019….Happy Holidays
Hi. Hope the Holidays are treating you well.
We have some of the best water in the creek we have had all year and the fish know it.
The weather has been quite manageable and mild as of late making for some great winter fishing conditions.
Stoneflies nymphs , pheasant tails, caddis pupa, BWO nymphs and other attractor nymphs have been producing.
Streamers have absolutely been producing there share of fish for the committed meat chucker.
We have even seen some sporadic surface action, don’t get your hopes up but it could happen!!
Weather forecast looks promising for the next week at least.
If you can manage to get away for a day of fishing we HIGHLY recommend it. We have guides available.
Fly Shop remains open Wednesday-Sunday 9AM-5PM
Bed & Breakfast open 365..
2020 Fishpond order in the house!
We are excited about the fully submersible waterproof bags available in the new Riverbed Camo.
Posted December 27, 201911/24/19….Fish Mania!
Even I can get it done….
Just a wonderful time of year!
Happy turkey day everybody
JonasPosted November 24, 201910/13/19….Finally Fall!
The nights are getting cold and the days are getting short and fish are starting to feed up for the spawn!
We have been out a bunch and the fish are on the feed bag!
We have had a wonderful time taking some old friends out and making some new ones too!
Maybe this could be your fish next time?!
The water is low and clear. Temperatures are great!
Everyone is having a good time!
The October Caddis, Blue Quills, BWO’s and midges are all hatching. We have had some rising fish.
See you soon….
Posted October 13, 20199/3/19…..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, 20196/13/19….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:
Yellow and orange Sulphurs
Big and little Blue Wing Olives
Small tan Caddis
Big black Caddis
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, 20195/22/19….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.
Blue Wing Olives
Hope you can make it up and enjoy the experience…..
Posted May 22, 20195/5/19….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, 20194/27/19…..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, 20194/22/19….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
The fish have been feeding prolifically both surface and subsurface.
Hopefully the levels will return to easier wading soon.
Posted April 22, 2019