Penns Creek in spring
The spring green drake hatch on Penns Creek
offers some of the best fly fishing in
Central Pennsylvania.

A Fly Shop and Flyfishing Bed & Breakfast

Since 1989, the philosophy of The Feathered Hook has been simple: to help every person who comes to fly fish central Pennsylvania's streams to achieve their goals, catch more fish, and enjoy themselves all the more. We specialize in wild trout that are stream bred and raised. Our guiding includes both public and private water experiences. The Feathered Hook is centrally located to fly fish brown trout and brookies on the world-class limestone streams of Pennsylvania, including Penns Creek, Elk Creek, Pine Creek, Big Fishing Creek, and Spring Creek.

Located in the heart of Northern Amish country on the banks of Penns Creek, The Feathered Hook is a fly fisher's inn. We provide a tying area, fly fishing literature to read and an attached shop to meet your fly and tackle needs. Most importantly, we provide an atmosphere that will allow you to relax, enjoy yourself and forget about the rest of the world.

In the tiny Appalachian town of Coburn, Pennsylvania, life occurs at a different pace. Take your time and take it easy: the only rush should be to get to the stream. Look forward to seeing old friends and making some new ones.


Latest Updates

6/13/19….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:

Slate Drakes

Light Cahills

Orange Cahills

Yellow and orange Sulphurs

Big and little Blue Wing Olives

Small tan Caddis

Big black Caddis

Crane Flies

Midges galore

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, 2019 in General, New in the Shop, Stream Update


5.31.2019….dirty water, don’t care

We dodged it! The heavily forecasted rains missed us.

Honest truth: We did get rain. The creek is BROWN. Fish are eating.

Levels are not off the chart. Creek is slightly bumping with the run off from last nights rains.

By this afternoon/evening the creek should have improved clarity. Again, IT WILL BE BROWN but we should see improving clarity as the day progresses.

Drake’s are almost hatching entirely through the system in numbers. Reports of hatching bugs through the day, increasing in numbers closer to evening with fish getting up on them!!


Posted May 31, 2019 in Flyfishing Central Pa, General, Stream Update



We had rain yesterday but the creek did not come up much…however she is colored up currently.

Having said that…the fish are rising as I type here at the bridge.

If it follows the recent pattern….the color will wash through in the next few hours.

The Main Hatch of Drakes is down below Weikert and has also started in Coburn ABOVE the junction with Elk and Pine.

Hope we see you soon!

Posted May 27, 2019 in General, Stream Update


5/22/19….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.

We have:

March Browns

Grey Fox

Blue Quills

Yellow Sulphurs

Orange Sulphurs

Blue Wing Olives

Tan Caddis

Crane Flies


Hope you can make it up and enjoy the experience…..

Posted May 22, 2019 in New in the Shop, Stream Update


5/16/19….Well…at least the trouts are healthy!

Here are some recent fishes….

Posted May 16, 2019 in Stream Update


5/5/19….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, 2019 in New in the Shop, Stream Update


4/27/19…..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, 2019 in New in the Shop, Stream Update


4/22/19….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

BWO’s #18

The fish have been feeding prolifically both surface and subsurface.

Hopefully the levels will return to easier wading soon.

Posted April 22, 2019 in New in the Shop, Stream Update


4/16/19….Another day in Paradise


Quill Gordons


Red Quill

Crane Flies

Water is high and muddy now….call anytime for the most up to date info…..814-349-8757


Great Job Alden!

Posted April 16, 2019 in Stream Update



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Posted April 14, 2019 in Hours