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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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236 of 236(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 time on muddy water,
July 5, 2015
By: Hookedonthefly
from TomKC
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"Was not sure how this trip was going to bring since the water was so muddy. Carolyn made me feel good right off the bat saying that if we do not catch anything she would just help me with my casting and there would be no charge and we could go a couple days later. It wasn't long after that I caught a nice brown. Carolyn moved all over and I caught a lot of fish. This was the 5th time using RiverRun and all of them have been great times."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
Great Trip,
June 29, 2015
By: DanW125
from Allen, TX, USA
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"What a difference an experianced guide makes! Stan Parker not only knows where to find the fish, but does a phenomenal job in navigating his drift boat in less than perfect conditions. We are looking forward to booking our next trip with River Run Outfitters in Branson."
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
Bakers Dozen Flood,
June 26, 2015
By: StuLeonard
from Branson, MO, USA
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"Spent a half day on the flooded Tanycomo with all 10 gates open at least 1ft. This is why I like the River Run Outfitters setup. Using the drift boats we still had a great day of fishing. Stan even tried a new idea to tie the boat up off a tree along with dropping the anchor to let us set over a nice little fishing hole. Caught an 18in rainbow and a couple of small browns. Grand total of 13 fish in the boat and I let at least another 8 get away. This was my 5th time to go with Stan and I can't wait to schedule a winter trip to go chase some browns."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great 1/2 day on the water with Darrell!,
June 19, 2015
By: Gboda
from Branson, MO, USA
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"A friend and I spent a 1/2 day float with Darrell. Darrell had quality gear that was rigged and ready. I really appreciate the extra effort to use traditional drift boats. The rainbows were plentiful and cooperative! Highly recommend Darrell and RRO!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Experence,
June 15, 2015
By: picoucd
from Branson, MO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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"My son and I had a terrific time. Jim was very knowledgeable on what to do under adverse conditions. He is a combat veteran and we are also, so we bounded. We could have caught more fish but the dam was messing us up. All in all I did catch the biggest and heaviest 18 inches, 2 1/2 to 3 pounds out of the 12 rainbow trout we caught. Beats the one I caught in Baton Rouge. Carillion was very knowledgeable when I bought flies and fly tying materials. She is friendly and felt we have known her all of our lives. She did offered to teach my wife how to fly fish. I will recommend this place to any one. Thanks again for a great time."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Lake Taneycomo,
June 14, 2015
By: ALC5
from Colorado
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"Went out for a guided half day with Darryl on taneycomo. I think it's a 3-ish mile float. The river/lake is beautifully tucked into the Ozarks. Darryl was phenomenal. He definitely knew his way around from hole to hole. He said we caught something like 55 trout which is a record for me. I'll be back at some point. I'll specifically request Darryl at River Run Outfitters."
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 Fishing,
June 8, 2015
By: Desertflycaster
from Peoria, AZ, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
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"Gina was most helpful and kept me informed as I booked several months in advance. Jim Lund, my guide, was very helpful explaining the water conditions (15,000 CFS) and where and how he would put me into the best possible position to catch fish. He taught me to cast sink tips and retrieve leeches. Jim exhibited patience with my rusty casting and provided helpful pointers.Both Gina and Jim's professionalism exceeded my expectations."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Taneycomo with Stan Parker,
June 7, 2015
By: rivjog
from Newtown, PA 18940, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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"At age 75, I've fished with many fly guides. Stan Parker is one of the best. He knows Taneycomo like I know the back of my hand. He put me on fish and with what the fish wanted. We caught lots, I missed lots. All together , a great experience in a place ( Branson ,MO ) I had no idea it was possible to fly fish for trout."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
High Water Excellence,
June 5, 2015
By: Ken1580
from Branson, MO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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Knowledge of staff in fly shop: 
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"Tom and I fished with Stan on Lake Taneycomo with 10 flood gates open. While the water level was higher than normal release rate, it had been at this level for several weeks and the fish have settled into predictable areas. Stan knew where they would be and we had a ball, catching 47 during our outting. Had we been skilled enough to catch all our bites, we would have had 75 nice rainbows and a few browns in the boat.
He did an excellent job as our guide and we certainly recommend him to anyone wanting a great experience fly fishing Lake Taneycomo.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fast, high water-good fishing,
June 3, 2015
By: adjuster
from Russell, KS 67665, USA
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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"On May 27, 2015 Table Rock Dam had all 10 flood gates open. The river was swift,foamy and bank full. We still caught 11 trout in less than 4 hours. Great fun thanks to Stan and his boat full of experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect Day With River Run,
June 1, 2015
By: dyounger
from Houston, TX
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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Additional Thoughts:I purchased our trip over the phone about a month in advance, and payment was so easy. We got to the shop early, and had a great talk with the staff about fly fishing in the area.
"My husband and I are new to the fly fishing sport, with this drift boat trip being our 2nd guided experience. Stan was very helpful in getting our casts back and putting us on some hot spots for fish! We drifted for a half day and caught 22 nice rainbow trout! The river and the fish were beautiful, and Stan and team at River Run Outfitters set us up with great equipment, and a very comfortable and fun half day of fly fishing!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fly fishing taneycomo,
May 31, 2015
By: Kcsam
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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"What a great two days we had. Water very high and fast, but that did not stop Carolyn, Stan, and Darrel from providing a terrific experience. We caught over 90 trout in two half day trips. This shop can handle anything from novice to very experienced anglers. Lots of fun to fish with. By his was my seventh or eith trip with them. Outstanding Kcsam"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Jeff and Dave fishing with Darrel,
May 25, 2015
By: wdpit
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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"Jeff and I took a half day trip with Darrel. Second time I fished with him and had an outstanding time. This was Jeff's first time fly fishing and Darrel took time to show him some basic skills and got him on fish. He was hooked. Thanks, David"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Float-trip,
May 25, 2015
By: leroy854
from Saint Joseph, MO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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 15 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A good day on the water,
May 22, 2015
By: Anonymous
from Branson MO
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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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 16 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Really Great Trip,
May 20, 2015
By: Flyman70
from Branson, MO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"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 17 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Trip!!,
May 20, 2015
By: Bugger35
from Claremore, OK
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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"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 18 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Show in Branson,
May 15, 2015
By: limbbream55
from North Little Rock, AR, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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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 19 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding Fishing and Service,
May 15, 2015
By: JayKyne
from Raleigh,nC
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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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.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
GREAT DAY,
April 30, 2015
By: flyfish001
from Sullivan, MO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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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