Get Finns West to speak at your next event!

Finns West First Aid Kit Guide

Are you looking for a new and informative presentation topic for your next Expo, Fly Show or fly shop event? Finns West has developed an informative and important lecture series on the Considerations of Wilderness First Aid for the individual, guide, outfitter or destination lodge. 

The focus of our lecture series is the “real” wilderness first aid considerations for a day on the river or a week at a remote fly fishing lodge. The presentations are based on over 20 years of experience providing remote medical services and guiding in the environments we work and play in. A basic first aid class or an article in a magazine is great but may not be appropriate for sportsmen where help could be delayed in the event of an emergency.

Our lecture topics include:

– “Real” Field First Aid Techniques 

– Realistic First Aid Expectations in the Field

– Appropriate First Aid Courses: What, Why, Where

– First Aid Kit Considerations  

– Medical Considerations for the Traveling Angler 

We can customize a presentation to meet the specific needs of your organization, fly shop or event.

Our presentations have been well received at events and speaking request are growing. The feedback we have received from event organizers and attendees has been overwhelmingly positive.

“Long overdue. The feedback from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive. Finns West will be back next year!”

-Beau Beasley  Director Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival / Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival 

“This topic is long overdue and often overlooked  when planning for day on the river or an extended trip into a remote location.”
– Colorado TU chapter president

“The feedback from attendees was very positive and this presentation adds something new and important to our Adventure Theater lectures.”
– ISE Denver

“One of the most important and interesting fly fishing presentations I have ever attended.”
– ISE Utah  attendee

“I know this was not a first aid course, but I learned more than the last first aid class I took.”
– Fly Fishing Rendezvous  attendee

If you are interested in having a Finns West topic presented at your next event, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to check our schedule.

Lecture Schedule


Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival-Doswell,Va

January 12-13, 2019

Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival-Plano,TX

March 23-24, 2019

Orvis Guide Rendezvous- Missoula,MT

April 25-27, 2019

2016 / 2017 / 2018

Texas Flyfishing & Brew Festival-Plano,TX

March 9-10,2018

The Fly Fishing Show – Denver,CO
January 6 – 8th, 2017

Denver Women’s Fly Fishing Showcase – Denver, CO
January 6, 2017

Colorado Womens Flyfishers-Denver, CO
March 7,2017

Texas Fly Fishing + Brew Festival
March 11 – 12th, 2017

17th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing + Wine Festival
April 8 – 9th, 2017

Fly Fishing Rendezvous – Golden, CO
November 5 – 6th, 2016