"I've been working as a guide and outfitter my whole life, and I have taken more first aid courses than I can remember.  Nothing has been more practical and better purposed for my line of work than the course Finns West put together for my team of guides in the Bahamas. Focusing on the practical real world events me and my guides will likely encounter in our careers it was money and time well spent and I would strongly encourage all lodges and guides to jump on board."


Oliver White

Owner / Guide Abaco Lodge & Bair's Lodge

Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Host


It's not a matter of "if", but "when"...

Finns West is the "Fly Fishing" arm of Katabatic Consulting and Katabatic Mountain School. We provide wilderness medicine solutions for fly fishing outfitters, individuals, lodge staff and guides from Alaska to Patagonia. 

Whether you need a basic Wilderness First Aid class or a comprehensive medical plan for your lodge or guide operations, Finns West is your solution. 

We created the Finns West site to facilitate an easier way to navigate around what we do for the fly fishing industry and community rather than having to navigate through our comprehensive
 Katabatic Consulting site. You are welcome to visit our Katabatic site, but most of the info you need can be found right here on Finns West. 

Wilderness First Aid & Medical Solutions for the Angling Community