6/1/23…..It is Hot out!

The Green Drake is winding down for another year and summer has set in a few weeks early.

Please watch the water temps for the next couple of days until things return to normal which should happen on Sunday.

The hatches:

Big blue wing olives

Little blue wing olives

Blue quill

Sulphurs of every size and color

Light and orange cahills

Crane flies

3 different caddis

Some March Browns and grey Fox

The beginning of the slate drakes.

Hope to see y’all soon

5/21/23…..GREEN DRAKES!

And so it begins for another year…….

The Drakes are at the lower end around Glen Iron but will make there way up to weikert and cherry run area soon.

They have also started above Coburn as the temps are about the same there as the lower end!

So exciting!!


March browns

Grey Fox



Crane flies

Blue quills


Blue wing olives

See y’all soon!

4.24.23…..Spring is springing!

We are having an unusual Spring with the hatches coming whenever they like! The water is low for this time of year but the fishing is real good.

The hatches are:


Quill Gordons

Blue quills

Blue wing olives

Tan Caddis

March Browns

The first sulphurs

Yellow crane flies

Fun fun fun!

All sorts of fun!

3.27.2023…Winters passing, bugs are hatching

Spring came early this year. Could not ask for nicer weather for the end of March. We could ask for more water but you can’t get everything you want.

Guided trips trips are rolling out the door and clients are walking back in with big smiles.

Hendricksons, blue winged olives,, early black stones, and midges are getting the fish going. Hard to go wrong with Hendrickson and olive nymphs.

Anglers are reporting some success with dry flies.

Our guide calendar has filled up fast. We do have at least one or two guides still available most days in April. Call the shop for availability and to book.

A big thanks to everyone who came out to the extravaganza weekend. It’s always a blast and that’s because of you! So thank you.

Taking advantage of the diverse fishing options in our neighborhood. Fly bite has been heating up on our local rivers. Pre Spawn smallies coming in hot!


It’s almost Extravaganza time! Mark your Calendars! March 17, 18, 19.

Discounts storewide. Everything in the store is at least 10% off. Larger discounts on select products.

We’ll have food, drinks and fly tying demos going throughout the day Saturday March 18. We will also have sales reps on hand from Simms Fishing, Thomas and Thomas and Pure Fishing. All are welcome!

Can’t make it down to the shop? Give us a call (814.349.8757) or shoot us an email (jonas@thefeatheredhook.com) and we’ll take care of you.

The calendar says it’s the middle of February but more often that not the weather feels like the end of March.

Fishing has been good our guests and guides. Little Blue Winged Olives and Early Black Stones can be found fluttering around.

Our Guide Calendar is filling up fast. We encourage you to book early to get your choice of dates. Limited dates available for end of April and end of May. Call today for availability.