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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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223 of 223(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
Great Float-trip,
May 25, 2015
By: leroy854
from Saint Joseph, MO, USA
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5 / 5
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"I spent an afternoon with Stan. He was knowledgeable about the hot patterns, conscientious about the weather, and got me on fish right away. Best float I've ever had."
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
A good day on the water,
May 22, 2015
By: Anonymous
from Branson MO
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5 / 5
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"A great day fishing for 7 hours. Seldom have I been lucky enough to fish all day with the same lure and with success. Rainbows from 15.25 inches down and a brownie."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Really Great Trip,
May 20, 2015
By: Flyman70
from Branson, MO, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"Again another simply great river fishing experience. Darrell was as great as ever knowing the river and what flies to use. His casting suggestions were greatly appreciated and helped my casting. The equipment was prepared and great, so much so I purchased the Helios 2 the following week for my trip to Utah. Highly recommend River Run Outfitters and there personable staff."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Trip!!,
May 20, 2015
By: Bugger35
from Claremore, OK
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
"Attempted to use another outfit. They wanted to take me below Beaver Lake because they didn't like high water. Went to RRO just to pick up some of their flies which I do every time I come to Branson. I was thinking I wouldn't get to go since I didn't like the Beaver option. Talked to Gary at the shop. Before you know it I cancelled with the other outfitter and booked a 1/2 day.
Went with Darrell Lundberg on the 18th. Enjoyed every second. Darrell and I had a lot of fun. I learned a ton about mending and line management. Darrell said we brought 27 to the boat. Highly, highly recommend RRO and Darrell. Darrell has my personal best for a tip to a guide. Thanks RRO for a truly enjoyable experience!
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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
5 / 5
Best Show in Branson,
May 15, 2015
By: limbbream55
from North Little Rock, AR, USA
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"Fished a full and very windy day with Stan. Boated over 30 fish, with the largest just a bit under 20 inches. Beautiful colors on the bigger fish. Stan knows the water and how to fish each stretch and worked hard to make sure we had an outstanding trip. This is a trip you will want to do again and again."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding Fishing and Service,
May 15, 2015
By: JayKyne
from Raleigh,nC
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Additional Thoughts:great operation run by friendly knowledgeable people
"In Branson for my anniversary, I booked a Fly Fishing trip with River Run outfitters.
Carolyn (owner) and her husband Stan(my guide) were outstanding from the start.i called after arriving in Branson(no previous reservation) and was informed by Mrs. Parker(Carolyn) that they had opened the floodgates on the dam and fishing would not be good the next day. Rather than let people have a "bad experience"' they canceled all of Wednesday's trips.
Went out early Thursday am with Stan Parker and caught 15 beautiful rainbows (10-16 inches) in a half day float.
Being a fairly novice fly fisherman(but hoping to learn more) I learned a lot from Stan that I could take home and use fly fishing in NC.
I can't say enough good things about the Parker's and their commitment to making sure that all of their guests have an enjoyable and memorable.experience.
Good fishing, good equipment and GREAT people.
Many Thanks to the Parkers.
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
GREAT DAY,
April 30, 2015
By: flyfish001
from Sullivan, MO, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Everyone is always a pleasure to talk to and very friendly with helpful tips!
"As always we had great fun with Jim Lund on the water. Fishing was GREAT...!
I feel with Jim's instructions and help we have become better fly fisherman. He had the right combination for us all day! We battled strong winds all day with great success. I enjoy fishing with Jim so much I have already made the next fishing trip arrangements with River Run Outfitters. Once again Jim, Thank You Very Much for a GREAT time on the water.
Herk"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
5 / 5
What a Day!,
April 30, 2015
By: DavidOkie
Billing / Reservation: 
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"This was my second trip with River Run and I did a half day trip with Stan - what a day! I'm a novice fly fisherman and Stan was very patient as he helped me learn and gain experience. In 4 hours, we landed 24 rainbows with the largest being over 16". Great service and a great guide!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent experence,
April 29, 2015
By: tshyver
from Stilwell, KS
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"Darrel and Stan were excellent guides. We were a party of three, Myself and two sons. This is one sons first fly fishing trip. Stan was very patient and extremely helpful. My son caught over 20 trout that day. I fished with Darrel for the second time. As always he is quick with tips and helpful. I caught over 40 trout that day. But most pleased my sons first fly fishing trip was a success."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wonderful day on the water,
April 29, 2015
By: GeraldJ
from Branson Missouri
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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Additional Thoughts:Top notch
"Jim Lund is a great fishing guide. I have had the pleasure of fishing with several times and the results have always been the same; a great time on the water. In addition to being a skilled professional he is also very personable which is a great formula for a good time. I have fished Taneycomo under nearly all imaginable conditions and Jim has never failed to put us in the fish. On this trip we had tremendously varying water depth but we never stopped catching fish. By the end of the day my partner and I caught 64 with several in the 15 to 17 inch range. And as a special bonus we enjoyed a delicious shrimp dinner. I would highly recommend spending a day on the river with Jim."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Guide Service and Fly Shop!,
April 26, 2015
By: Curban
from Branson, MO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
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5 / 5
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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Additional Thoughts:Extremely patient and helpful
"I highly recommend River Run when it comes to booking your next trip. The service is top notch wether it be in the shop or on the river. My wife and I were debating on what to do one day on our vacation and she suggested we get a guide through River Run. On such a short notice they were more than happy to accommodate. Gina was an EXCELLENT guide and put us right on the fish. We are already planning our next trip and are going to request Gina again!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Can't get any better,
April 19, 2015
By: LSMoFlyfisher
from Lake Taneycomo, Missouri, USA
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5 / 5
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"The weather forecast was for rain and the Corps of Engineers to generate a lot of water. So much for the weather man and the Corps! Stan said lets take a chance and we did. Have you heard the expression that "you should have been here yesterday", well we were there and everyone else stayed home. Stan stated that we will probably never have a day like this again. 103 trout caught and released. 102 rainbows and I caught one 20.5" heavy brown trout. We use River Run Outfitters at least two to three times a year and they are great people, guides and especially teachers."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Day on the water,
April 13, 2015
By: GaryS2
from Branson, MO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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"Great operation thanks to Carolyn and Stan. Stan put us on fish right away even though water flow was at flood stage and rain was falling."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Taneycomo Guides,
April 11, 2015
By: DMMFLY
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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"Like always, Jim put us on fish no matter what the water or weather conditions are. Jim is always willing to take the time to pass on his knowledge and experience. I would recommend River Run Outfitters to anyone wanting to fish Taneycomo."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dana work hard to put me on rainbows,
April 6, 2015
By: awood
from Lake Taney Como, Branson, MO 65616, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
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"Water was high, I was told this before I booked the trip, but Dana worked hard to put me on fish. I enjoyed the trip, beautiful day and good company. Good folks. Thanks!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
1st Fly Trip / One more fish!!!,
March 30, 2015
By: BZFirstTrip
from Taneycomo
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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"This was my 12 yr old son's 1st Fly Fishing trip that I got him for his birthday.
Our guide Gina was perfect for Zach. She was very patient and taught him the basics.
I could not have asked for any better experience for my son.
We caught fish all day, ending the day with "One Last Fish" a Trophy 22" long 16 inch girth, 7.4 lbs Rainbow.
I would highly recommend Gina and River Run for your next Fly Fishing Trip.
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great two days,
March 25, 2015
By: DavidBruce
from Lake Taneycomo, Missouri, USA
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Additional Thoughts:You will have a great day with an excellent guide
"Great two days with large numbers caught on midges, crack backs and Prince nymphs. Day two found high water flow age and much more challenging, but that's part of the fun. Still caught many fish. Plan to return in the Fall for the Brown run!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Drifting,
March 24, 2015
By: dpitt
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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"Jake and I really enjoyed our guided drift boat trip. Darrel got us on fish using nymphing , and stripping streamers and cracklebacks. Also, he gave us some useful tips..."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Day on the river,
March 23, 2015
By: Ronrh
from Branson, MO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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Additional Thoughts:very helpful staff
"Floated the river with Carolyn from riverrun outfitters. She put me on the fish, great fun day on the water."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
River Run Outfitters fitting fly fishing dream,
March 23, 2015
By: Masterkeyer
from Branson, MO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Shannon is a fun guy.
"From the moment you call to arrange a trip you are caught. The walk up the steps to the store is the hook setting and then you are caught up in the dream that is fly fishing. These folks are all "one of a kind". Techniques, casting, equipment preferences, tying and giving out free advice, when asked on the lake, come easily to each of them. It is catching. It is a hoot. It is a bucket list item checked."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes