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Tailored experiences for you – world-class fishing, caving, arrowhead hunting, frog gigging, or just relaxing on the water and a night by the campfire.
The Ozarks are an angler’s dream and this dream is where Longboat Outfitters owner and guide Kyle Kosovich was raised since he was just a tadpole. He grew up only a mile from both the North Fork of the White River and the Bryant Creek – two of the best float fishing streams in Missouri. He began his fly fishing and fly tying early at age 12. It was in these rivers that Kyle learned to take rainbows, browns, smallmouth by fly and catch channel cat and flathead catfish during summer nights. Though he learned and grew a lot on these streams, he needed more.
The need to understand these rivers drove Kyle to recieve his Fish and Wildlife Biology Degree from Missouri State University. There he gained insight into the fine workings of a river ecosystem. Along the way Kyle has worked under a number of organizations in the outdoor field. He has been a fly fishing guide for River of Life Farm, worked for Missouri Conservation Department leading fishing clinics and stream sampling crews around the state. Kyle was also a Stream Team/Americorps Volunteer, and worked for the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks in Springfield Missouri.
Our team of experts offer experiences to fit a wide range of time and budgets, from simple coaching at your local lake to full-day and overnight excursions on some of the most exciting rivers in the Ozarks.
The Gasconade River is the longest river that begins and ends in Missouri. It is slower, deeper, and has wider pools than most streams in the state. The riffles and runs are unusually narrow in comparison, and filled [...]
Eleven Point River
The Eleven Point River is a National Scenic Riverway. Meaning the banks of the river are forested with mature forests that are protected from harvesting and development. This is a great luxury, no houses will ever pop-up [...]
The James River has a fertile history. I the days of the Ozark float boat trips the James was often a starting point for travelers, and now is one of the last remnants of that [...]