Who is Kari ?
We have never met Kari Latomaa in real life, but we have been following him on his social medias, and we really like his work.
Kari is a flytyer with a lot of things going on, instagram, facebook and he has his own youtube channel with some nice SBS videos.
He is a very nice likeable guy, and we highly recommend that you follow him around, we’re sure you will get inspired.
Kari is a superstar when it comes to coastal flies, shrimps and baitfish, and we are very pleased that he is one of Easy Shrimp Eyes Elite Tyers.
Questions & Answers
When and where were you born ?
I was born in 1990, in Ylivieska, Finland. Now i live in Kokkola, Finland.
When did you start fishing, tying flies and fishing with flies ?
I have been fishing since i was born, almost.. My mom and dad took me out fishing when i was just a small
child. I got my first spinning rod when i was 5. Me and my friends used to fish a lot when we were 7-10 years old.
Sometimes my mom had to come to the river and tell me i had to go home because ”tomorrow is a school day”. 🙂
My mom took me to a ”fly tying tutorial weekend” when i was 10 years old.
There were some professional fly tyers who teached me and other kids how to tie flies. After that weekend i got my
first Shakespeare fly fishing set and started fly fishing. I have tied flies for 19 years now.
Do you remember the first fish you have ever caught, and the bait ?
Sure ! it was a small perch and i got it with worm as bait.
Do you remember the first fly you tied ?
Yes, it was black leech with a red head. I tied that fly in the fly tying tutorial weekend.
Do you only flyfish ?
Yes i do. 5 years ago i threw my spinning rod to the garbage and decided to fish only with my fly rods.
What is the biggest fish you've caught ?
The biggest fish i have ever caught was a 110cm/10kg pike.
But my favorite big fish i have ever caught was a 105cm/9,85kg Atlantic Salmon from Finnmark, Norway.
What is your favourite fish in your own country, top 3 ?
1. Sea Trout (Searun Brown Trout)
Do you have other hobbies, and which ones ?
I play Call Of Duty on my PS4. Hobby or not, i like it ! 😀
Do you have a favourite quote to share ?
My favourite quote is a typical finnish quote: ”Niin metsä vastaa, kuin sinne huudetaan”. These finnish words means the same as “What goes around, comes around”.
Be nice to people and they will be nice to you.
Do you have social medias you would like to share ?
Yes, i post a lot of fly photos on my instagram and on facebook. My profiles are public, so feel free to follow me on instagram and send a friend request on facebook.
I have a youtube channel as well, but i should be more active to post videos in there, i will try to step up in the future 🙂
You can find some of my videos down below, and you can find my social medias on top of this site.
All the best.