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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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143 of 143(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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Great Trip!,
April 21, 2014
By: PhilKC
from Shawnee, KS
"This was our first time on a guided trip, and we had a great time. My wife is new to fly fishing still had a great time and caught fish. Darrell was a awesome guide, and we had a blast. He knew where to go and handled the boat great with the water moving pretty fast. Thanks Darrell!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Great Day Flyfishing,
April 21, 2014
By: DuPre
from Lake Taneycomo, Missouri, USA
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"Had a great day flyfishing with my guide Stan. We had some tough conditions but still caught a respectable amount of fish. Stan is a expert oarsman and guide. I would recommend him for this river."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
Best Trip!,
April 18, 2014
By: DameAngler
from Oak Hill, Fl
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"Our trip with Carolyn was outstanding. Even though the water was high, she was able to maneuver the drift boat where she needed to get us in pockets and seams to catch fish. We had an awesome day catching at least 20 trout a piece with some nice 15 - 18" rainbows. Can't wait to do it again. Thanks Carolyn for an awesome time!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Outsanding Guide Service,
April 18, 2014
By: Jeff56
from St. Louis, MO, USA
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"River Run Outfitters provide a 5 Star,outstanding guide service. They are always courteous,helpful, and professional. The service they provide takes care of their customers every need and then some. If you are a fisherman and visit Branson without spending a day with a River Run Outfitter guide you are missing out on a truly great fishing experience. I highly recommend Dana Lindsey. He does everything possible and then some to make sure you have first rate fishing experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Great Day Fishing,
April 17, 2014
By: Captmat
Billing / Reservation: 
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"Carolyn and Stan are a great team, and KNOW their trout fishing. White River is an easy drift for the angler of any experience level, and the rainbows are plentiful. Yet it was Stan's knowledge of what flies and setups to use that produced fish, while other anglers on the river were not so fortunate. I fish many areas, and recommend them Highly."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
Guys & Gals,
April 14, 2014
By: Labdog
from Sheridan, WY 82801, USA
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"From the beginning of planning our float trip to the return to the shop, our trip was great. My friend and I had Stan as our guide, and our wives had Carolyn as there guide. Both guides worked hard to keep us in the fish. The flow was 5k-7kcfs which was not there optimum flow, no wading. No problem plenty of fish! Our wives were new to fly fishing and Carolyn did an excellent job teaching and making it fun. Stan gave us guys great new tips with his 40+ years of knowledge. Can't wait to go again and fish for big browns in the fall."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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RiverRun Outfitters,
April 12, 2014
By: LSMoFlyfisher
from Lake Taneycomo, Missouri, USA
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"Had a great day of fishing with Stan Parker, even with the water flow going up and down and some un-necessary wind we had a great day on the water catching one 18" bow and numerous 15" bow and browns. We will do it again!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Great time,
April 5, 2014
By: baldone
Billing / Reservation: 
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"Carolyn wasn professional, very pleasant and knew the river's fine details. She was helpful and gave mea a chance to fish all techniques. I will definitely return, and will also bring my granddaughter. Carolyn will be a wonderful person to introduce her to fly fishing."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Another excellent outing!,
March 31, 2014
By: JoeU
from Dallas, TX, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Carolyn is a great instructor, guide and person.
"This was my (our) second trip with Carolyn. The first time was a two day class with Carolyn for my wife to learn how to fly fish. It was an excellent value. Carolyn is a patient and outstanding teacher.
This trip was solo with Carolyn as my guide. She is also outstanding as a guide. She works hard on the drift boat to put the client in the right place to catch fish, which I did and plenty of them.
The boat and tackle are top shelf as well. The staff at the shop is friendly and helpful. The shop is well stocked with with whatever a fly fisherman would need.
Thanks for a great trip, it was a pleasure to fish with and share the outdoors with you. We are already planning out next trip."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
First Time Fly Fishing,
March 30, 2014
By: ScottandEmily
from Wisconsin
Billing / Reservation: 
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"I hired Stan from River Run Outfitters to take my daughter and I fly fishing while spending a week in Branson. My daughter had never used a fly rod before, but Stan did a great job making her feel comfortable and got her casting and catching fish. It was cold that day and the water was running fast, but Stan found a spot with slow water and we caught lots of fish. Loved every minute of it."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Stan "the Man"...............,
February 27, 2014
By: SAWebster
from Louisville, KY, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Blue Poison.......
"Fished the White River with Stan "the Man" on Sunday 02/23/2014. I've never had a guide work so hard for me ! Boated over 35 nice rainbows (more LDRd). Four were +15". The conditions were crazy. Running 3 generators, then 1, then 3 again, back to 1 and ended up at 2. Made for changing conditions all day. Stan had it dialed in. Way more complicated than most of the fisheries I've encountered. Great outfit !"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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First Guided Trip,
January 2, 2014
By: Ray897
from Pella, IA 50219, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
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"It was a great trip out on the water. The 1/2 day trip was a gift to my friend. It was the first time either of us had hired a guide to take us out. They were very gracious when I had to reschedule the week before. We were both looking forward to the opportunity to learn from our guide (Stan) and catch a nice number of fish. Neither of us were disappointed. We left the trip trying to plan when we could do our next.""
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
oct fishing trip,
December 12, 2013
By: Loft
from Enid, OK, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
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"fished two days with my good friend bob neese.stayed in one of their cabins.carolyn and stan were excelent host. caught plenty of fish. most were in the 15 to 18 inch class. stan was our guide.lots of fun. he and I both like to teel jokes. I recomend riverrun to all my friends this was my fourth trip."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
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Fast Start - Lost Fish & Caught Fish - Great Time,
December 9, 2013
By: Neidballa
from Wheaton, IL, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
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"Bo's (13) second time ever flyfishing, lost alot of fish but he got enough for him to want to keep coming back. Great time on water, good fishing in AM, then wind picked up in PM. Great shop and support during our 3 days in Branson. Stan was a pleasure to be out with and very patient considering I was rusty and Bo was just starting. Recommened to all and will return."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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Good Day on the River,
December 8, 2013
By: rbellis
from Tulsa, OK
Billing / Reservation: 
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"Carolyn was very good and worked hard to put us on fish. She was very patient with my wife and I"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
Early November 2013,
December 1, 2013
By: Ralph45
from Houston
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"I fished 2 days with Jim Lund in early November 2013. It seemed the COE were constantly messing with the flows but with Jim's experience I was able to catch fish. I have fished with Jim many days over the past 8 or 9 years and feel we have become friends."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
good day on the water,
December 1, 2013
By: alhin4
from Bella Vista, AR, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
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"on nov 29, 2013,fished tannecomo with guide Jim Lund, and my son. it was my sons first time to try flyfishing, Jim did a good job of getting him in the swing of things and catching fish. had a great day on the water. caught fish early , then they turned down the generators and things slowed down. Jim still put us on fish when others around were not getting anything. A wealth of knowledge about flyfishing and the river."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
Great time.,
December 1, 2013
By: Youngs
from Branson, MO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
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"Stan and Jim were great guides. Knowledgeable, patient, enjoyable. It was a great all around experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for River Run Outfitters, MO
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5 / 5
Experience Counts,
December 1, 2013
By: JimandBrenda
from Branson, MO, USA
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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Additional Thoughts:We always use River Run Outfitters for all our needs!
"We always have wonderful experiences when dealing with River Run Outfitters! This trip was special because our Guide Stan Parker shared valuable experience that only years of fly fishing can provide. We were able to use the tips the following day and were very successful! Many thanks to Stan!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
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A Great Day on the water,
November 25, 2013
By: Flyman70
from Branson, MO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
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"Our trip with Dana was superb. The gear war grate and the guide had a solid knowledge of the river and what flies to use and when. The Outfitters were very friendly and helpful. Dana is a top guide and look forward to fishing with him again. Solid people to work with and willing to help - even to showing how to tie a new fly."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes