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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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183 of 183(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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Branson Tail Water Fishing,
September 8, 2014
By: MTBillH97KHRB
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"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 2 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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1st Fly Fishing Experience,
August 27, 2014
By: SMurr
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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 3 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 4 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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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
Review 5 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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FF301 at River Run Outfitters,
August 7, 2014
By: WesBeth
from Lake Taneycomo, Missouri, USA
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"Dana was our guide - what a great guy! We had a fantastic time. He was ready, organized, and paid attention to everything we needed or wanted. He knows the area very well and shares that information. We will definitely be back! River Run is a great shop - no need to feel intimidated going in there. Very friendly!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Lots of fun,
August 4, 2014
By: PopsGuitar
from Tallulah, LA 71282, USA
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"We really had a great time fishing with Jim. I had fly fished many years ago but it was a first for my grandson. Jim taught him a lot, (and me, too)! Jim is very knowledgeable about the fishing, and the history of the area. Though the fish were "crankie" due to the changing water levels, we still managed to catch fish and have a great time."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Two Great Mornings, Two Great Guides,
August 3, 2014
By: Anticyclone
from Columbus, MS, USA
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"We elected to take two half-day trips with River Run Outfitters at the recommendation of Carolyn. We were complete novices and she suggested we would get the most out of this way.
Day one: Stan had us casting and mending within just a few minutes, and we both landed quite a few fish as the day went on. Great learning experience (despite raining all day)!
Day two: Carolyn took us out and refined our casting technique. The fish weren't biting quite as well, but she put us in some great spots.
Both Stan and Carolyn know the river like the back of their hands and were excellent instructors for new fly fishermen. Their love of the sport is infectious.
Should our family wind up in Branson again, we'll definitely book another trip with them!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 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 9 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 10 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 11 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 12 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 13 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A Great Day,
July 9, 2014
By: vitaminsea
from Kingston, MA
Billing / Reservation: 
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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 14 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
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 15 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 16 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 17 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 18 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 19 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 20 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