10.10.2017….Midgetember

The fly shop will close today, Sunday September 10 at 2:30pm. 

Sorry for any inconveniences.
Please call Jonas at (814) 574-9426 with questions or concerns.  

We will continue with regular business hours,9:00am-5:00pm, tomorrow Monday September 11th 2017.
Penns creek is in fine condition. The flow is a tad low but water temperatures are great. Elk Creek is coming in at 58 degrees while Upper Penns is coming in at 62 degrees.
Slate drakes, BWO, Slate Drake, Tan Caddis and October Caddis are keeping the fish happy and looking up. Don’t forget about midges.  Always a go to for this time of year.
Our guided trips are continuing to bring in success with things looking up. It seems we are over the hump that is summer and heading for fall fishing!
Be sure to stop in to check out our wide selection of Sitka Gear to ready up for hunting season. These pooches are happy about it!

8.18.2017….Augustember

It is hard to believe we are 3/4 of the way through the year. September is almost here. No complaints on our end.
 Comparing flows to last year, we are way ahead of where we were. Water temps are stable and relatively cool. The trout look much healthier then a year ago.

Day time temps have not been pushing 90. Night time temps have been reaching mid 50s.    Doesn’t quite feel like August but we’ll take it!

Fall Isonychia (Slate Drakes) are getting hot  and heavy.   Most boulders protruding out of the water and along the banks look something like this 

The Isonychia is one of two Mayflies in our stream that is an undulating swimmer, meaning it has the ability to swim upstream. 

They crawl up on the rocks and emerge from their shucks to continue their bugly duty. 

Along with Slate Drakes you can also expect to see BWOs, Blue Quills, Craneflys, Cahills, Yellow Sally’s, and Tricos (in the right location) while on Penns Creek. 


The fly shop continues to be open 7 days a week from 9AM-5PM.

For the latest conditions, to book a room or guide, please call the shop at 814-349-8757.

See you in Coburn

7/4/17….Summertime and the living’s easy

By: Matt Kowalchuk

SUMMER FLOW

Sublime totally nailed it. Summertime and the living’s easy. We are officially into summer. More days then not the weather sure feels like it. 
Penns Creek is running around the Median Daily Statistic aka average flow for this time of year, meaning the water is in pretty good shape. 

Many folks have been calling and asking about water temps. We advise carrying a thermometer with you while you fish as the temperature varies daily.
The super sunny and hot days without a doubt heat up the water. It is important to keep in mind every night as the sun sets and the air temperature drops the water temps drops also. 
When the water is over 72 degrees it is a good idea to leave the trout alone. The water is coming out of Penns Cave at 52 degrees so to stay on the safe side try fishing closer to Coburn. 
The water tends to warm up more around Poe Paddy and as it flows down stream.

Josh testing his Fishpond nets capacity with this wild stud

Mornings have been consistently good for the trout fishing. You can’t really be out to early. 
The saying, “the early bird gets the worm” holds very true as the summer progresses. Nymphs and Streamers are key from first light. 
The summertime blue quill is hot and heavy. The cooler the days the later the spinner fall, the hotter the earlier. 

ISO’s, Cahills, Craneflies, little black and little tan Caddis, BWOS and Yellow Drakes are hatching and bringing fish to the surface. 
Terrestrial time is upon us: hoppers, beetles, ants, sunken ants, and greenies are some super reliable day-time flies.   

We are continuing to send out Guided Trips with our Guides and Anglers finding great success.
If you didn’t make it up this Spring, summer has plenty to offer.
Let our Guides help make it a little easier if your not sure about the summer bite. 
Remember The Feathered Hook Guide Guarantee: If you don’t catch a fish, your next trip is free! 

Fred got it done again with Hook Guide Josh

1/2 day (night) Mousing Trips are available. We’re talking Trophy hunting. Come trout hunt with our guides for Central Pennsylvania Brown Trout on the surface. It’s a blast! 

WARM WATER ESCAPADES 

Summer means different things to different people but to us it means Smallmouth Bass!
Lower Penns has a great smallie population and the fishing is really heating up, no pun intended.
We’ve been catching them underneath and on top. It’s sure hard to beat smallmouth on topwater!
Stop in the shop and we can recommend some patterns and places to go.  

Single person Smallmouth float trips are also available. 
Take advantage with one on one instruction as our guides put you on some lunker smallies!

You never know what might eat your fly!

We hope you have a great 4th of July.

Stay cool, keep em’ wet and we’ll see you in Coburn.

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4/11/17….Penns Comes to Life

After just having spent an hour on the bridge we have seen Grannoms, size 18 Black Caddis , Blue Quills, BWOS, Red Quills​​ and a few Hendricksons. The water is still a little high, with about four and a half feet visibility. Water temp is about 54 degrees. We watched multiple fish rising steadily. It is so on!!

2/22/2017…Smells like Spring

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.  

  • Clearance Items
  • Food and  Beverages 
  • Fly Tying Demos
  • Meet our Hardy and Simms Reps