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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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213 of 213(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for River Run Outfitters, MO
Review 1 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
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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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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 2 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
"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 7 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great two days,
March 25, 2015
By: DavidBruce
from Lake Taneycomo, Missouri, USA
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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Knowledge of staff in fly shop: 
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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 8 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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Knowledge 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 9 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
5 / 5
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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5 / 5
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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 10 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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Knowledge of staff in fly shop: 
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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
Review 11 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wonderful Spring Morning!,
March 23, 2015
By: Lindsey1883
from Springfield, 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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Additional Thoughts:They have a great selection of flies for the area.
"My dad and I used River Run Outfitters this past Saturday for my first time fly fishing at Taneycomo. I loved it! We had a half day with Stan. I caught one on my second or third cast and it continued most of the day. Stan obviously knew what flies to use and where. Not only did I have a blast but I learned alot too. I can't wait to fish Taneycomo again and this time with much more confidence in my fly fishing abilities."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfection,
February 4, 2015
By: redeye413
from Monett, MO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
5 / 5
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Knowledge of staff in fly shop: 
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Additional Thoughts:they even have a large selection of fly fishing books
"Perfection is the only way to describe
my experience with River Run Outfitters, Mo. They were professional and helpful in my booking. My guide Gina Leitle was outstanding the best guide i have ever had. She helped me with instructions explanations and reasons as to what we were doing without a doubt the best trip of my life. I have another trip booked with her she is so impressive. She is an excellent fisher who imparts her knowledge and help to clients she is the best
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
First time flyer,
February 1, 2015
By: Hookedonthefly
from TomKC
"Out on the water with Jim for another great trip January 31st. Although Saturdays weather was not the best Jim's instructions and passion for teaching newbies was the best. We used his advice again today for a few more catches before heading home."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
First time on the White River,
December 23, 2014
By: Bob55
from Branson, MO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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Knowledge of staff in fly shop: 
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"We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary with Stan and Carolyn from River Run Outfitters. Although in the low 40's and overcast, we had a terrific time on the water. I caught more trout on this trip than in my entire life fly fishing ! Stan did an excellent job connecting us with the right fly and location to keep us busy all day. I am looking forward to a return trip once the weather warms up a bit."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Special Day,
December 10, 2014
By: Rainbow
from McKinney, Texas
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
5 / 5
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Knowledge of staff in fly shop: 
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:As good as it gets!
"I have been on many fine guide trips with the folks from River Run. This time was very special as it was with my 10 year old grand-daughter. It was her first time to catch a trout and it was on a fly rod. Because of the skill and patience of Carolyn Parker she caught five. My grand-daughter and I will remember this special day for a long time. Thank you Carolyn!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Time on the lake,
December 1, 2014
By: FlyfishersRRJL
from Houston, TX
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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"My wife and I have enjoyed two half-day fly fishing float trips with Stan. Both trips were very enjoyable. On the first trip we learned some basics and after at the shop purchased Orvis gear including rods and reals. The fishing lesson and the guidance with the gear both on the lake and at the shop were nothing less than exceptional. On our second trip we used our new equipment. We had a blast on each trip. Thanks Stan and the folks at the shop!"
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 services,
November 26, 2014
By: Niceloop
from Overland Park, KS
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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Knowledge of staff in fly shop: 
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5 / 5
Additional Thoughts:Nice people
"Had a fantastic time with a very, very knowledgable guide. Great service from start to finish; highly recommend for an enjoyable day on the river."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome,
November 16, 2014
By: davefly111
from Houston, TX, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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Additional Thoughts:Super great people.
"Carolyn, Thank you soooo much for your expert knowledge on my trip to tany. As always River Run Outfitters is the best and ONLY place to get your fishing needs and fishing information anywhere on the lake. I have been coming to River Run Outfitters for 10-yrs. now and it is the only place I would recommend for any one to visit. And, by the way, the Wooden Bridge was awesome. I want to thank you for having everything that I needed in stock for my successful fishing trip. Thank you for your directions they were perfect to get to. As usual, I will see you next year if the good lord is willing. You guys are really AWESOME. Thank you again,
Dave Mihalov
Houston, Texas
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Expert guide worth the trip,
November 4, 2014
By: LynneC
from Keller, TX
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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"We fished with Dana Lindsey on Lake Taneycomo two half-days in April 2014 and had a great time! My experienced fisher husband caught a few the first day, a few more the second day, as Dana rowed us up and down the lake-river. He was friendly, knowledgeable about wildlife, considerate of our creature comforts, and had a willing, customer-service-oriented attitude about all that rowing and line detangling! As a newbie I was still learning how to set my hook but it was exciting to start seeing the strikes as Dana called out "Set! Set!" Fun experience, we would fish with him again. Thanks for a great trip!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
2nd time as good as the 1st,
November 3, 2014
By: Leary007
"Jim Lund did a great job on a cold, low flow, low water day. We had just as good a time and caught as many fish as the first time! I will be a 3rd, 4th, 5th time customer for sure."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes