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River Run Outfitters, MO

River Run Outfitters was established in 1999 and is a full-line fly-fishing shop and Orvis Dealer. In addition to selling and providing expert advice on gear selection, we also offer half- and full-day guided fly-fishing trips in western-style driftboats. Fly-fishing, casting, and tying clinics and schools are also available.
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199 of 199(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for River Run Outfitters, MO
Review 1 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Special Day,
December 10, 2014
By: Rainbow
from McKinney, Texas
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Additional Thoughts:As good as it gets!
"I have been on many fine guide trips with the folks from River Run. This time was very special as it was with my 10 year old grand-daughter. It was her first time to catch a trout and it was on a fly rod. Because of the skill and patience of Carolyn Parker she caught five. My grand-daughter and I will remember this special day for a long time. Thank you Carolyn!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Time on the lake,
December 1, 2014
By: FlyfishersRRJL
from Houston, TX
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"My wife and I have enjoyed two half-day fly fishing float trips with Stan. Both trips were very enjoyable. On the first trip we learned some basics and after at the shop purchased Orvis gear including rods and reals. The fishing lesson and the guidance with the gear both on the lake and at the shop were nothing less than exceptional. On our second trip we used our new equipment. We had a blast on each trip. Thanks Stan and the folks at the shop!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
Great services,
November 26, 2014
By: Niceloop
from Overland Park, KS
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Additional Thoughts:Nice people
"Had a fantastic time with a very, very knowledgable guide. Great service from start to finish; highly recommend for an enjoyable day on the river."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
Awesome,
November 16, 2014
By: davefly111
from Houston, TX, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Super great people.
"Carolyn, Thank you soooo much for your expert knowledge on my trip to tany. As always River Run Outfitters is the best and ONLY place to get your fishing needs and fishing information anywhere on the lake. I have been coming to River Run Outfitters for 10-yrs. now and it is the only place I would recommend for any one to visit. And, by the way, the Wooden Bridge was awesome. I want to thank you for having everything that I needed in stock for my successful fishing trip. Thank you for your directions they were perfect to get to. As usual, I will see you next year if the good lord is willing. You guys are really AWESOME. Thank you again,
Dave Mihalov
Houston, Texas
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
Expert guide worth the trip,
November 4, 2014
By: LynneC
from Keller, TX
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"We fished with Dana Lindsey on Lake Taneycomo two half-days in April 2014 and had a great time! My experienced fisher husband caught a few the first day, a few more the second day, as Dana rowed us up and down the lake-river. He was friendly, knowledgeable about wildlife, considerate of our creature comforts, and had a willing, customer-service-oriented attitude about all that rowing and line detangling! As a newbie I was still learning how to set my hook but it was exciting to start seeing the strikes as Dana called out "Set! Set!" Fun experience, we would fish with him again. Thanks for a great trip!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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2nd time as good as the 1st,
November 3, 2014
By: Leary007
"Jim Lund did a great job on a cold, low flow, low water day. We had just as good a time and caught as many fish as the first time! I will be a 3rd, 4th, 5th time customer for sure."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Oh, what a beautiful day!!,
October 31, 2014
By: PManingas
from Pierre, SD
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"Carolyn introduced my wife and I to fly fishing seven years ago. She was then, and is now, the best instructor we have ever had. She makes the whole, potentially intimidating, process fun. This was absolutely key in hooking my wife into fly fishing who, by the way, regularly out fishes me now.
We took our nine-year old granddaughter out with Carolyn this past week for her first fly fishing trip. Carolyn had her roll casting, mending line, stripping line, setting the hook and playing the fish by the end of the day. Oh, what a beautiful day!!!
Thanks again, Carolyn, for introducing another Maningas to the wonderful art of fly fishing."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
Fishing with Gina,
October 30, 2014
By: fishdds
from Branson, MO, USA
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"Had a beautiful day on the river with Gina. She made sure I caught a bigger fish than my brother!
We'll be back."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
great trip,
October 29, 2014
By: patrick7
from Tulsa, OK, USA
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"On 10-25-14 I fished an early morning with Darrell Lundburg from River Run Outfitters. Everything was perfect! Darrell was professional, accomodating, patient, knowledgable, and helpful. I would recommend Darrell and this shop to anyone going to Branson Mo. If you don't include them on your visit, you wasted a trip!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
Can't wait to do it again,
October 29, 2014
By: racin88d
from Missouri, USA
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"Had a full day with Dana. could not of asked for a better guide to help and explain tactics. lunch was great. The day flew buy."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Really GREAT Day!,
October 23, 2014
By: adjuster
from Russell, KS 67665, USA
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Additional Thoughts:great place to look around at all the fishing equipment, clothing.
"Stan and Caroline operate a first rate fishing complex, boats, waders, fly rods, all equipment and food. Most importantly they have the knowledge and expertise to show you how to use all the tools to catch trout, Stan said the trout had not been biting for several days but he helped me to land 16 trout with approximately another 10 that I was not able to land. This was in only one half day. I have fished with Stan before and will again. I enjoy being a repeat customer and fisherman. I fish better at home because of Stan's instruction."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Fantastic,
October 19, 2014
By: Wagner32210
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"The shop and guide service are fantastic. I did a full day drift boat trip with Gina. She was an amazing guide. Gave a lot of great tips and is a wonderful teacher. We caught 20-25 good quality rainbows on many different rigs. If you want a fishing trip in Branson river run is the outfitter you want."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
First Time Fly Fishing,
October 19, 2014
By: Rick64
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
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"Although I had never been fly fishing, I thought it looked like fun. I purchased a half day, guided, fly fishing trip for two through River Run Outfitters in Branson, MO. I reserved the trip for Oct. 1st for my friend and me. Our guide was Darrell and the day was beautiful. Since I had never fly fished, Darrel gave me a cursory fly casting lesson and we put into Lake Taneycomo. Unfortunately is was a slow day for fishing, nevertheless my friend and I both landed three fish each and had a few get away. We both had a great time and were very appreciative of Darrell and the things he taught us. I would certainly recommend the experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
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5 / 5
Fun day on the water,
September 28, 2014
By: Cleep
from Lenexa, KS
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""Fished with Stan Parker for the second time on Saturday last. The fishing was unproductive in the morning no matter what Stan tried. We ate the excellent lunch that he provided and went back to it in the afternoon and our fortunes changed. Fishing both with sinking line rigs and floating line with strike indicators, we had a great afternoon. Stan was patient, knowledgable, and helpful with us novice fishermen. River Run is a top notch shop with top notch people.""
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
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5 / 5
great day on the river,
September 27, 2014
By: Flyfisher7777
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"Stan and Caroline are the very best of the many guides we have fished with. You know their number one goal is to make a positively memorable day on the river. They put us on fish after fish. They know what's working and when. We can't wait for another day with them."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
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My first fly fishing trip!,
September 23, 2014
By: Betsye
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Additional Thoughts:The perfect guide for a womens trip!
"This guided trip was my first time to go out and cast a fly rod. We could not have picked a better guide! Carolyn was informative, patient, and help me land my first fish into the boat. She was knowledgeable about what to fish with, helped me perfect my cast, taught me new skills, and made me feel comfortable and confident. I caught many fish this day, and could not have done it without her help. My experience in the fly shop was equally as enjoyable. The staff is friendly, helpful, and professional. I am planning my next trip in October to attend their fly fishing clinic. I'm HOOKED!! Thanks River Run Outfitters!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Branson Tail Water Fishing,
September 8, 2014
By: MTBillH97KHRB
Billing / Reservation: 
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Additional Thoughts:Set expectations for customers
"We had a good day on the river. Caught 20 to 25 fish. Jim Lund (the guide) did a excellent job of getting us on the fish. My partner had never been fly fishing and Jim took his time and provided good detailed instruction on how to catch fish. I have never been fly fishing with a guide where we sat on the same hole without moving. I understand why Jim had to do it. I had expected the usual fish and drift process while on the river. The shop might consider letting people know the process when they book the trip. All of the folks at the shop were very friendly and did a excellent job with the booking/billing process. Jim is an excellent guide."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
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5 / 5
1st Fly Fishing Experience,
August 27, 2014
By: SMurr
Billing / Reservation: 
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"I am not a fisherman, but went as a group event. I have trout fished before, but not with a fly rod or with waders. Gina was an awesome guide, and very optimistic we would catch fish in spite the August conditions, and we did. A highly fun experience, even for a novice like me."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Good times,
August 22, 2014
By: popper29
from Murphy, TX, USA
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"Jim Lund knows the river well. Put us on fish even with the changing water. Wade fished Tany over the years but don't do so well anymore, Jim's equipment was top notch and he's great at untangling wind loops."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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4 / 5
Well Worth It,
August 19, 2014
By: Megaxplor
from River Run Branson MO
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"I hadn't fly fished in about 15 years and took my son who has never fished. Carolyn set my rod up and gave us a refresher course on casting that was very helpful. Jim was our guide and was very patient and taught us a lot. He put on us some good fishing and had us landing them by the end of the day. Very good experience and highly recommended."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes