How To Fish: If you're fishing moving water, muskie-fly Guru Gabe Schubert recommends always casting slightly upstream and bringing the fly down current past good structure. This presentation, he says, makes the fly look the most natural and best allows the material (bucktail, saddle feathers, Flashabou) to breathe on the pause. Gabe also stresses that it's not necessary to kill yourself with a fast strip; quite often short twitches of the wrist that let the fly move in short bursts work better. If there is one element to catching a muskie on the fly that is most important it's STRIP STRIKE, STRIP STRIKE, STRIP STRIKE, STRIP STRIKE. Say it over and over to yourself on each retrieve. If that big white mouth snaps shut around your fly and you lift the rod, you just blew it. Keeping your rod tip in the water while working the fly helps seal the strip-strike deal. Finally, L-turns and figure-8s are just as important in flyfishing as they are conventional fishing.