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

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

10.24.2016….New Shop HoursĀ 

Collin got it done fishing with the Feathered Hook Guide Service over the weekend. Great job as always bud! 

A beautiful kyped up Penns Creek brown


      Central Pennsylvania as well as most of the North East was blasted by rain at the end of last week. While our neighbors to the east and west both faced torrential storms and flooding, Penns Valley recieved very little rain. Penns Creek hardly budged at all, while just about every other body of water blew out. Some recovered quicker than others, as some as still on the way down today. The Little J, Spring Creek, and Fishing Creek are all on the rebound and should produce some good fish catching for the next few days. Penns Creek is still running around 50 CFS: very low, slow and clear.  Olives and blue quills are hatching on with a variety of caddis and midges on Penns Creek.  There are a few slates and October caddis popping off still. Anglers are likely to find rising fish mid morning and mid to later afternoon.  Streamer fishing has continues to produce with the agressive,pre-spawn  brown trout.