Keith Rose-Innes’ fishing and guiding portfolio is extensive, with 20 years guiding experience and over 32 years fly fishing experience. He has been fly fishing his entire life and following in his Scottish grandfather, Harry Stewart’s’ footsteps who travelled around the globe in the hunt for gamefish. His guiding portfolio extends to over 22 countries and includes 20 years exploring, pioneering, promoting and establishing the remote atolls of the Seychelles firmly in the worlds fly fishing calendar. He was the first to fly fish and guide trips to numerous of the now well-known outer atolls of the Seychelles. His extensive experience in the Indian Ocean has seen him become one of the most experienced GT guides and fly fishermen around, with over 5200 clients and on the fly caught GT’s.
Keith has been at the forefront of developing techniques on how to catch various uncaught fish species found in the Indian Ocean and is credited as successfully deciphering how to catch the first bumphead parrotfish on fly.
His hard GT fighting technique is unique and has been adopted by many guides and anglers over the years. In doing so Keith has worked alongside various fly rod, fly line, hook, braid, clothing and reel companies developing a standard of tackle, gear and rigging that can survive the extremes of casting big flies and fighting explosive gamefish in the tropics.
Keith is a game boat Captain and it’s his in-depth knowledge of all different facets of fishing which has helped him become one of the leading GT specialists. His experience extends further than the salt as he spent four years as head guide on the Ponoi River in Russia fishing for Atlantic Salmon. Keith is the Managing Director and one of the founding members of Alphonse Fishing Company, which is one of the biggest fly fishing operations in the world with five different island destinations, namely Alphonse Island, St Francois Atoll, Astove Atoll, Cosmoledo Atoll and Poivre Atoll.