Fly Fishing Schools/Fly Tying Classes

River Run Outfitters offers a variety of classes geared at teaching you the “fine art” of fly fishing. From tying flies to actually getting them wet, there’s something to learn here for everyone.  Two-day fly fishing schools are being scheduled as requested. Call and check on our two-people special rate. Classes include 1/2 day classroom learning about equipment, knots, aquatic entomology, water reading, stream etiquette, plus tips on continuing your learning process. The afternoon is at the water learning basic casts. Second day is on the water refining your casting, learning various presentation techniques and catching fish. All equipment is furnished. We have an excellent selection at our store if you prefer to purchase your equipment. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Contact us for cost and lodging recommendations.  If this program does not meet your needs, we can tailor a program which will.  Just ask.

Fly Fishing Clinics 

  • None scheduled at this time.  Contact us directly for an individual clinic or schedule

Fly Fishing Clinics start at 8:30 a.m. and runs to 4:30 p.m. Basic clinics will include classroom time learning about equipment, understanding of leaders, tippet, fly lines, knots, a little about bugs and their importance in fly fishing.  Stream side work on basic casting, presentation and line management.  Lunch is included as well as equipment, if needed. Fee for the clinic is $100.00. Call and reserve your space now as clinic size is limited.  417-332-0460.

Basic and “Taneycomo/White River fly” fly tying clinics will be offered again this year starting in December.   The basic clinics will introduce you to equipment, materials, working with dubbing, hackles, and tying 1-2 basic patterns.  The “Taneycomo/White River fly” clinics cover how to tie as well as discussions on how to fish flies such as: Sculpins, Soft Hackles, Crackle Backs and Midges. All fly tying and casting sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. and run until noon. All materials and equipment are furnished and all fly tying clinics are free.  Classes sizes are limited. Sign up basis – first come, first served – 417-332-0460  Following are the schedule dates.  Patterns may change as we refine the list.

Fly Tying Clinics

December 2, 2023 – Basic Fly Tying – Learn the basic equipment needed, the basic dubbing, working with hackle, starting and finishing, and terminology.

December 9, 2023 – Midges, midges, midges

December 16, 2023 – TBD based on interest

January 6, 2024 — Basic fly Tying

January 13, 2024 – Soft Hackle and Crackleback

January 20, 2024 — Nymphs – Hare’s Ear and Pheasant Tail

January 27 2024 — Dry Flies

February 3, 2024 — JQ Streamer, Tiger Tail & Pine Squirrel Sculpin

February 10, 2024 – Egg patterns and flashback scuds

February 17, 2024 – Terrestrials, hoppers, beetles & ants

February 24, 2024  — Big Ugly and 56er

March 2, 2024 — Let’s talk Blue gills flies and fishing – taught by the ladies of the RRO Women’s                                                Fly Fishing Club