This is the hardest post I have ever had to do.
My thoughts are with you and yours during these unprecedented times.
I have become acutely aware of what The Feathered Hook means to us all, what it represents to so many of us, more than ever.
Many people have been reaching out to see how they can help.
I have been So Moved by this support and love!
It has always been my greatest professional honor to run and manage The Hook.
We WILL BE HERE for us ALL when this is over….
If you find yourself in a place to be able to help and feel so inclined to do so….we would ask you to purchase a gift certificate for when this ends. Please call my cell phone at (814) 574-9426 to do so.
As all of you know….this is usually the beginning of our “busy season” which seems so trivial in so many respects right now….
All gift certificates will be for 110% of the purchased amount.
Please stay safe in whatever do to get through this and we will try and do the same.
A few pictures from back in the day….
Posted March 26, 20203/19/20……Now Closed
As most of you know….all non essential businesses are now mandated to be closed in Pennsylvania
That includes the shop
It also seems to include the Bed and Breakfast
We are not sure about the guiding….but will let you know asap.
We hoped so much to be able to provide you all with a safe place to be during this trying time…..alas the choice is not ours to make.
We must think of the safety of all of us first and foremost.
It is my most sincere wish that you all stay safe and we can see each other again soon
Until then…I’ll catch one for you
And Matt might even catch one too!
Miss y’all already!
Posted March 19, 20203/15/20….Difficult Times…
Good Morning Everyone,
After long discussions and much thought, we have decided to postpone this years Extravaganza.
We plan to be open and will still be having our sale, but all of the other events will have to wait for another time.
Amazingly, the Extravaganza has blossomed into a large event and we the know it is not wise to host such an event at this time.
The whole store will still be on sale Friday Saturday and Sunday and again when the Extravaganza is rescheduled for…..
I am most saddened by the idea of not getting to see as many friends and have hugs and handshakes but these are difficult times.
The Feathered Hook shop and Bed and Breakfast will remain open as a place of refuge and solace during these times.
We have been fishing a lot and making things ready as we always do this time of year.
The weather has been amazing as you all know and the fish are eating like it is a warm April.
Who knows what this will do to the Hatches…..we will see!
Feel free to contact me at 8143498757 (shop) or 8145749426 (cell) anytime.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
JonasPosted March 15, 20201.31.2020….not that cold
Another week has come and gone with above average air temps. Penns is running just over average flows and holding that “Penns Creek Green” color.
Even with February knocking on our door, the future forecast looks like the end of March/start of April rather than the first week of February…not that we are complaining.
Not having to brave freezing temps and iced up guides has made this winters fishing that much more enjoyable..
Stonefly nymphs, caddis pupa, baetis nymphs and midges continue to be consistent fish producers. A stripped or swung streamer has also been putting its share of fish in the net.
We are super excited for the Extravaganza this year. More talks and demos to be announced soon.
Stop by the shop to grab your tickets the the F3T (Fly Fishing Film Tour) coming time Central Pa!
Posted January 31, 20201.23.2019…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!
Posted January 23, 20203.9.2019….Early Season Hours
Things are picking up..Starting this week shop hours will be as seen below:
Saturday’s demo lineup at the Extravaganza.
Posted March 9, 20193.8.2019….smells like spring..almost
Hello. We aren’t far off now. The future weather forecast indicates a break in the weather. Hopefully it’s here to stay.
Fishing has been good if you have been able to withstand the cold. We have been seeing midges, early black stoneflies, and blue wing olives. Not a bad way to ring in March.
Our Extravaganza is next weekend March 15-17.
Fly tying Demos
Nymph Rigging Demo
Streamer Fishing Demo
Come check out new products for the year. We have some very cool gear in the shop this year that we think will tickle your fancy.
Learn to tie Catskill Style March Brown with Todd “the fly tyer” Johnson at the Extravaganza.
Shop tyer Jim Shawley will be teaching how to tie a Woven Stonefly nymph during the Extravaganza.
We’ve been receiving lots of questions about ice and access into the Creek. The Woodward Gap Road to the Cherry Run section of the creek looks similar to the road to Poe…
Without chains, forget about it. Take the long route to Weikert and back to access the Cherry Run Section.
Tunnel road is clear.
Ingleby is generally clear as it has permanent residents. Access to Poe Paddy is just a short tredge downstream from Ingleby.
Happy weekend friends!Posted March 8, 20192.20.2019….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, 20192/5/19…..A Brand New Year🎉
What will 2019 hold…..?! So exciting!
We have been working “hard” to get the shop ready for another year.
The creek has been fishing quite well in between the polar vortex blasts.
We are having our annual EXTRAVAGANZA the weekend of March 15-17.
Everything is on sale and MANY MANY items on CLEARANCE!
Hope to see y’all soon!
Posted February 5, 20193.22.2018….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!Posted March 22, 2018