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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.
Average Customer Rating:
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207 of 207(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
Great two days,
March 25, 2015
By: DavidBruce
from Lake Taneycomo, Missouri, USA
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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 2 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Drifting,
March 24, 2015
By: dpitt
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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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 3 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
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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 4 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
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Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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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 5 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: 
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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 6 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfection,
February 4, 2015
By: redeye413
from Monett, MO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
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Friendliness 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 7 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 8 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 9 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
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: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 10 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 11 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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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 12 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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Knowledge 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 13 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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Knowledge 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 14 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
Review 15 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Oh, what a beautiful day!!,
October 31, 2014
By: PManingas
from Pierre, SD
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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"Carolyn introduced my wife and I to fly fishing seven years ago. She was then, and is now, the best instructor we have ever had. She makes the whole, potentially intimidating, process fun. This was absolutely key in hooking my wife into fly fishing who, by the way, regularly out fishes me now.
We took our nine-year old granddaughter out with Carolyn this past week for her first fly fishing trip. Carolyn had her roll casting, mending line, stripping line, setting the hook and playing the fish by the end of the day. Oh, what a beautiful day!!!
Thanks again, Carolyn, for introducing another Maningas to the wonderful art of fly fishing."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fishing with Gina,
October 30, 2014
By: fishdds
from Branson, MO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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"Had a beautiful day on the river with Gina. She made sure I caught a bigger fish than my brother!
We'll be back."
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,
October 29, 2014
By: patrick7
from Tulsa, OK, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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"On 10-25-14 I fished an early morning with Darrell Lundburg from River Run Outfitters. Everything was perfect! Darrell was professional, accomodating, patient, knowledgable, and helpful. I would recommend Darrell and this shop to anyone going to Branson Mo. If you don't include them on your visit, you wasted a trip!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Can't wait to do it again,
October 29, 2014
By: racin88d
from Missouri, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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"Had a full day with Dana. could not of asked for a better guide to help and explain tactics. lunch was great. The day flew buy."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Really GREAT Day!,
October 23, 2014
By: adjuster
from Russell, KS 67665, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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Additional Thoughts:great place to look around at all the fishing equipment, clothing.
"Stan and Caroline operate a first rate fishing complex, boats, waders, fly rods, all equipment and food. Most importantly they have the knowledge and expertise to show you how to use all the tools to catch trout, Stan said the trout had not been biting for several days but he helped me to land 16 trout with approximately another 10 that I was not able to land. This was in only one half day. I have fished with Stan before and will again. I enjoy being a repeat customer and fisherman. I fish better at home because of Stan's instruction."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for River Run Outfitters, MO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic,
October 19, 2014
By: Wagner32210
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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"The shop and guide service are fantastic. I did a full day drift boat trip with Gina. She was an amazing guide. Gave a lot of great tips and is a wonderful teacher. We caught 20-25 good quality rainbows on many different rigs. If you want a fishing trip in Branson river run is the outfitter you want."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes