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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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176 of 176(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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Caught a lot of fish!,
July 28, 2014
By: Drsfoots
from Leawood, Ks
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"Good day on the water with Jim Lund. He taught me how to fish a CQ streamer. Carolyn helped me rig one up the next day to wade fish the outlet where I caught 20 nice bows in the morning before the horn went off."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Fly Fishing Fun,
July 27, 2014
By: 3fishingsisters
from Branson, MO, USA
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"Thanks to Carolyn we had a wonderful experience in Branson, MO. We all learned how to fly fish and even caught some trout. Because of Carolyn, we are planning other places were we may use our skills. Great time had by all. Everyone in the shop was knowledgeable and friendly. Gary was very helpful assisting us with gear and tackle."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Great Guide,
July 25, 2014
By: JackAlt
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"I've fished with guides in North and South America many times and have found that I evaluate their performance NOT on how many fish are brought to hand, but on their knowledge of local waters and their effort to put me on fish. I have used Jim Lund many times and he has always given me 110%. In addition, he is up front about conditions and does not try to build you up with false expectations. He has taught my wife, son and grandson as beginners and does so joyfully. I highly recommend him and River Run Outfitters. A real class operation."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Great Learning Experience,
July 14, 2014
By: DowntownPete
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"This was my first ever fly fishing trip along with my father who has dabbled in fly fishing a bit. Our guide Jim Lund was a well experienced veteran. Everything about the trip was enjoyable and interesting. From the drift boat, to casting, to learning about the trout. This trip would have to be one of my favorite just because of the amount of learning and experience we gained. Not to mention we caught a bunch of fish. I would happily fish with Jim again."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Awesome as always,
July 14, 2014
By: Taisha
from Independence, MO
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"Took a half day trip with Stan, it is our fourth time and caught fish once again. Stan is very knowledgeable and if fish aren't biting he will find a technique that they will bite. Stan knows where the fish are, as well as facts about the area as you float on by. Great time will be back for more!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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A Great Day,
July 9, 2014
By: vitaminsea
from Kingston, MA
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"Called up RRO on a whim and was able to book a day of fishing for my son and I within two days. Our guide Darrell Lundberg was a real gentleman and a pleasure to spend the day with as he rowed us from spot to spot so we could catch trout. We only booked a half day but he stretched it out so we could take advantage of a late water release from the dam. Darrell brought drinks, homemade cookies, and lots of interesting history to keep our interest. We got to try a few different Orvis rods and see how the new Helios feels when it's bent over, The shop is clean and well stocked with Orvis and other quality gear.
The whole day from morning to afternoon was what I expect from an outfitter and guide with the Orvis brand attached.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Another Awesome Trip with River Run,
July 7, 2014
By: Makedust
from Shawnee, OK, USA
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"This was my 4th trip with River run. We keep going back because each experience is AWESOME! Everyone does what they can to make this an exceptional day. This was extremely important this trip as I took my 11, 15 and 18 year olds on their first fly fishing trip. The fish didn't bite as much on this versus my previous trips but the guides worked hard to give us the best experience possible and everyone did land a fish!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Fishing with Jim,
June 27, 2014
By: dwan
from Wichita, KS, USA
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"Fishing with Jim Lund has been and always will be an excellent experience.
Jim knows the fish and waters he guides on.
River Run Outfitter is an excellent shop."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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excellent trip as usual,
June 25, 2014
By: Loft
from Enid, OK, USA
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"fished two mornings caught at least fifty trout from 14 to 18 inches. lots of stories and jokes. had a good time with stan. ad breakfast both mornings with them . had to have a wheel bearing replaced on my truck . stan had that taken care of whle we were fishing. good to go."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Fishing,
June 25, 2014
By: flyman73
from Tulsa
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"Had a great day fishing with Jim Lund. Caught lots of fish, had lots of fun. Want to do it again!!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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A good day fishing,
June 22, 2014
By: Nonfisherman
from Overland Park, KS
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"On Thursday June 12th 2014 I booked a trout fishing float trip with River Run Outfitters in Branson MO with Stan Parker. I was a person who DID NOT catch fish. I only "fished" as an excuse to be out on the water on a nice day. I had never fly fished before, even though my family had given me a new fly rod about a year and a half ago, and I wanted to learn to use it.
After checking with outfitters in the area I chose River Run Outfitter because they seemed more welcoming, friendly, and helpful.
The river was running high as lots of water was being released from the dam, but Stan knew the locations the fish would be even under these conditions. This resulted in one of the best fishing outings I've had in about 60 years of off-and-on fishing. Stan was very patient and an excellent teacher for a rank begining fly fisher. He taught me to cast before we went out, showed me knots and other details of fly fishing.
I enjoyed fishing from the special drift boats that I think they are the only outfitters in the area to use.
After encountering some of the other guides/outfitters while on the river I was very thankful that I was with Stan. I would highly recommend Stan Parker to anyone wanting to trout fish the White River/Lake Tannycomo.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Great Trip,
June 21, 2014
By: Richandsuzy
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"Carolyn Parker taught us to cast at the store before our float trip with Stan Parker. Suzy had never fly fished before and Carolyn was a remarkable teacher. Stan took us out two days on the river. It was a wonderful two days! He is the most patient teacher with expertise in all aspects of fishing. Our lunches were delicious too. We fished with Orvis Helios 2 and loved them. Intend to buy rods from Stan for each of us soon. Thanks Stan and Carolyn"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Floating Taneycomo,
June 9, 2014
By: Likebigfish
from Leawood, KS, USA
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"Fished all day with Jim guiding in mostly flat water all day, yet was able to catch a good number of fish. Nothing really big, unless it was one that got away. Jim has good knowledge of the area and is a good instructor. I have had guides in Colorado, but none had a lunch that compared to what Jim served. River Run Outfitters does a great job. I definitely recommend them."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Fish fighting on Tany with River Run!,
June 4, 2014
By: Galsgofish
from Overland Park, KS, USA
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"Very successful day on the water with Gina. Rather than five roaring generators we had the rare opposite conditions of no generation with low, crystal clear water allowing the fish to see us coming- but Gina pulled out her bag of tricks and got us on the fish. We used both midges and streamers as water conditions changed through the day. When our catch entered the double digit range we stopped counting and just enjoyed the experience!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Great fishing and tips,
June 4, 2014
By: Cleep
from Lenexa, KS
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"Fished with Stan on Taneycomo on Sunday last. It was a thoroughly wonderful time...from the excellent, knowledgable guiding and instructing to the tasty lunch prepared by Carolyn. I recommend highly."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Orvis 301 Trip,
June 4, 2014
By: LCA46
from Lee's Summit, MO, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Great Staff at Fly shop, very friendly and sharing without sales pressure.
"I attended the Orvis 301 Class sponsored by the Orvis Leawood KS store. My experience overall was an "A" rated event. We had great weather. I was in the boat with Jim Lund as our guide. I would rate Jim an A+ as both a guide and an instructor. He also provided a great shore lunch. I found Jim to be personable, interesting, communicative, attentive to details, knowledgeable, sharing,and specific in his coaching/instruction. He also put us on fish (31 netted for the boat and twice that many hooked. Being the rookie (but senior most citizen)in the boat and having only been able to pick up a fly rod about once a year over the past fifteen years I have developed some bad habits and still have a long way to go. Several more trips with Jim and a lot of practice are probably in order to get me to a more veteran stage in my fly fishing career. I would definitely recommend Jim as a guide. I found the River Run Fly Shop and cabin accommodations top drawer. I stayed in the Caddis Cabin which was clean, cozy and reminiscent of a North Woods Fish Camp Cabin. Everyone associated with River Run Outfitters made you feel like family. Look forward to another trip in the future."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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oars only,
June 4, 2014
By: Peterthegreat
from Branson, MO, USA
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"The loudest noise all day was the squeak of the oars in the locks. Add to that beautiful silence perfect weather...an excellent guide...netting a dozen rainbows...what could be a better day together for my wife and myself."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Great fishing, wonderful guide!,
May 22, 2014
By: Joanyjim
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"This was my first experience fishing on this river. Carolyn worked so hard to make sure we were where the fish were, and I was not disappointed. Lots of fish caught, lots of lessons learned -- what to me makes a great day. I'll be back. Often!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Great day, great guide, great fishing,
May 22, 2014
By: WWoo
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"Mike and I went fly fishing for a day on Tanneycomo with Stan Parker. We caught lots of fish and enjoyed a beautiful day. Stan is a very patient and enjoyable guide. He worked hard to make the day a success. We'll be back!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Great Day on the River!,
May 13, 2014
By: Smarrke
from Columbia, MO, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Everyone was friendly, knowledgeable and made you feel welcome.
"My husband and I have had fly fishing on our bucket list for some time. I purchased an outing from River Run Outfitters for my husband and I for Christmas last year and we finally got to use it. We went out on beautiful Taneycomo with Stan (the Man) for a fantastic day of learning about fly fishing, catching trout, experiencing the Branson area in a whole new way and just enjoying each other. It was a fabulous outing! Stan was amazing. The company provided everything we needed for the float. We were complete novices but Stan made us both feel comfortable. We came off the water feeling much more prepared for our next fly fishing outing! Thanks Stan, Carolyn and River Run Outfitters!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes