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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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248 of 248(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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Taneycomo,
August 27, 2015
By: Cayuga
from Lancaster, NY, USA
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"Great trip! Carolyn was not outdone by the the high water and found the perfect niche on the river. She exhibited stalwart patience with an itchy and curious 10 year old fishing companion. This float compared very favorably to many Montana and Wyoming rivers. Kudos to rvrunoutfirters."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Great Day on Taneycomo,
August 9, 2015
By: FlyRodGuy
from Salem, MO 65560, USA
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"My friend Randall and I had Gina as a guide and we couldn't ask for a better day on the water. Gina knows her stuff. I have fished with her before and it was truly a pleasure fishing with her again. Very professional and very knowledgeable. I will definitely use River run again and of course, will work with Gina."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
first class,
August 2, 2015
By: Richlauben42
from Florida
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"Caught a bunch of fish 12 to 16 inches,great fighters in the cold water. Also lost a bunch,to used to heavy leaders in the salt.The guide was great and never hard on me for my mistakes.Plan to do it again next year."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
Father Son Outing,
July 27, 2015
By: Danict
from Wichita, KS, USA
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"This was the second time out on the lake for me with Jim Lund. I brought my 19-yr old son this trip. We had a great time. Jim taught both of us a lot about fly fishing. We caught 11 fish and failed to set the hook on at least that many more. I highly recommend Jim. He is very experienced and makes the day fun."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Carolyn Parker is the BEST!!,
July 24, 2015
By: Bassman314
from Lake Taneycomo, Missouri, USA
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"I have been bass fishing for over 40 yrs with 99% of that throwing a baitcaster, so when my bro-in-law booked this fly fishing adventure I was a bit apprehensive having never even had a fly rod in my hands. So being a complete novice and paired with my son, also an experienced bass angler and beginner fly fisherman, we were assigned (possibly by design) Carolyn Parker as our guide. Lucky us!!! I've fished with many guides, including Doc Klayman @ Bull Shoals, Guy White @ Mark Twain, Big Bill Mueller @ Lk Norfork, and none of 'em were any better than Carolyn!! Her instruction was outstanding, her knowledge of the lake and it's history vast, but above all her patience and persistence with a couple of real hacks @ fly fishing is what sets her apart. The casting mechanics of the fly rod are night and day different from bait casting, and on a half-day trip there was no way I was going to begin to approach proficiency much to my frustration. But Carolyn was always encouraging, always reinforcing the positive of the little things we actually did right, always cheerful, and always trying to put us onto fish. Hey, we actually caught a half dozen fish under some pretty tough high water conditions including an 18"er that weighed near 4#, on a fouled cast of course. What's the old saying about a blind squirrel finding an acorn? I think all four parties in our group of 8 guys caught fish. I can't recommend RiverRun and Carolyn in particular, more highly for novice and/or accomplished fly fishermen alike. It was an absolute blast."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Great job for bad conditions,
July 19, 2015
By: rwsartist
from Wisconsin
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"My wife and I decided to go on a guided half day fly fishing trip in Branson to celebrate our both turning 50 this year. Our first day got cancelled due to severe weather and then flash flooding. So we rescheduled for two days later. The entire week was full of rain and the lake was rising continuously. It was raining when we went out, but we have fished in rain before. Jim Lund was our guide and did a fantastic job of putting us on fish. Our counts were down but it was more due to the rising water, low pressure system coming in and constant rain. But we had a great time. Jim did his job and we met some great people back at the shop. We hope to come back sometime when the water works are in a little better situation and have Jim take us back out."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Great Guide,
July 15, 2015
By: OutdoorBrandZ
from Grove, OK 74344, USA
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"Stan knows his Trout! We fished with him under terrible river flood conditions and still managed about 30 Trout. My 11 yrs old son and I used streamers, Strike indicators and other fly's to catch our fish. Stan knows the water and is fun to go fishing with."
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
Great Guide Trip with Stan,
July 15, 2015
By: SusanLionelFurr
from Tulsa, OK, USA
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"Conditions on the White River in Branson were awful! The river was running 4 generators and rained just about every day we were there! We had booked a guide trip on Tuesday July 7 and it just poured! So Carolyn and Stan managed to get us in on the water Wednesday morning, and we had a good day of fishing in the window when it wasn't raining! Stan knew the spots to go to and the lures to use and we managed to catch fish in the worst of waters! We love River Run Outfitters and they will always be our go to fly shop in Branson for our needs!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
Too Many Fish to Count,
July 7, 2015
By: LorneHirsch
from Los Angles, CA
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Exceptional Outting
"Stan Parker was an outstanding guide. My friend and I are used to fly fishing in the Pacific Northwest, so we were not sure what fly fishing would be like near Branson, MO. For us it was fantastic! Stan knows the river, how to read the water and knows what flies to use. Between my friend and I, we must have caught between 40-50 trout (so many we lost count), with the majority of them being rainbows along with some very nice browns. All were great fighting fish! Stan’s wife Carolyn made us delicious lunches, a challenge, as I am gluten free, so it was much appreciated. River Run Outfitters were knowledgeable and extremely accommodating and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. We look forward to fishing this area again some time in the near future."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Upper Lake Taneycomo,
July 6, 2015
By: 1STL
from Missouri, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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Additional Thoughts:Their flies worked
"Lake Taneycomo is simply difficult when flowing at 13,000 CFS, especially in a drift boat. Guiding and putting people on fish in this section of this water under these conditions is indeed challenging.
However, Stan did it well and many strong, healthy fish were caught.
The homemade shore lunch was good too!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
First Ever Guided Trip,
July 6, 2015
By: JLBrown
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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"My wife and I have trout fished for many years but are new to the fly fishing sport. Several firsts here, this was our first drift boat experience, wife's first attempt with fly rod and our first guided experience. Stan was very helpful with everything from knot tying to new casting techniques. He definitely has fished that river before because he put us on some hot spots for fish! We drifted for a half day and caught at least 20 nice trout! The river and the fish were beautiful, oh and Missy was cool too! Stan and team at River Run Outfitters were fun to hang around and made our trip a very comfortable and successful half day of fly fishing!!! I hope I get to visit and fish with them again."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Trip with Stan,
July 5, 2015
By: BoomChuckaLucka
from Kansas City, MO
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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"Running 4 units full blast, but Stan put us on fish. As usual, my wife out-fished me, but I'm OK with it. Stan was extremely pleasant and knowledgable about where to fish and what to fish with in the high water. Can't say enough great things about this outfit. Looking forward to the next trip already."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
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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 14 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
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 15 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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4 / 5
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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 16 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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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 17 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
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 18 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 19 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
Great Day Fishing,
June 8, 2015
By: Desertflycaster
from Peoria, AZ, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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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 20 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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"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