The Feathered Hook Guide Service

The Feathered Hook is proud to offer an in-house guide service. Pennsylvania native guides Matt Kowalchuk, Aston Boone, and Mitch Rotz are world traveled, home grown anglers who know central Pennsylvania waters like the back of their hands. They create a tailored, memorable experience, exploring our world class trout streams for anglers of all levels.

1.23.2019…winter is here?

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!

Shop Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 9am-5pm

Thursday: 9am-5pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm

Sunday: 9am-5pm

Posted January 23, 2020

12.27.2019….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, 2019

2.20.2019….why wait

Hi.  We have been continuing to work in the shop to get ready for spring. Saturday’s atmosphere in the shop was reminiscent of spring. Lots of familiar faces stopping by to show they survived yet another winter.  

We are super excited about our Extravanganza. This year sales last all weekend, starting 9 am Friday March 15 and ending at 5pm Sunday March 17th.

As usual, Saturday will be the main event with fly tying, nymphing, leader building demos, food drinks and lots of fun. Bring your fishing buddies, family + kids and friends.

List of demos to come soon.

Guided trips have started rolling out the door finding plenty of success.  Catching a fish on Penns Creek any day is rewarding.  Doing it in February is even better.  Thank to the folks that have come out and fished with us so far. 

Why wait until “the season”,  call to book your guided day and get yours now. 





Posted February 19, 2019

Guiding Information….

Thank you for your interest in The Feathered Hook guide service!  

Our goal is to provide an excellent guided fishing experience with the emphasis on both catching fish and teaching you to be a better angler.   All you need to do is show up….we will provide everything you need for your fishing day except waders and boots (which the shop will rent to you). We also recommend bringing a rain jacket and polarized glasses regardless of what the weather report says.   Of course we can help you with these necessities at the shop. 

Our Guarantee:  Nothing is more important to us than sharing the amazing fishing experience of central Pennsylvania with our clients. To be sure that you are satisfied with your experience, we GUARANTEE THE YOU WILL CATCH A FISH WITH US….OR YOUR NEXT TRIP IS FREE! 


A Full Day:  A full day with us includes 8 hours on the water and lunch. All the flies you will need, terminal tackle and rod/reel are provided. You are welcome to use your gear….but our equipment is dialed in for what you will be trying to accomplish. 

(1) Angler $350

(2) Anglers $425


A Half Day:  A half day includes 4 hours on the water and no lunch. Everything else is the same as above. 


(1) Angler $275

(2) Anglers $350



Thank you.


Posted April 20, 2018

3.22.2018….Extravaganza Daze

We have some rooms open this weekend in the B&B for the Extravaganza. 

Call the shop (814)349-8757 or Jonas (814) 574-9426 if your interested in staying.

On Saturday:  Storewide sales, fly tying demos, food, drinks, adult beverages being donated from The Elk Creek Cafe, meet our G Loomis rep. 

Weather looks promising and a fun time is sure to be had!

Look forward to seeing you! 

Matty with a dandy from a quick post shop duty session

New Feathered Hook Guide Service rack cards

Posted March 22, 2018