The Impostor has its origins in the Scandinavian style Flashabou Flies—a massive sized Tube Fly, with nearly 100% of the silhouette being generated from Flashabou. These patterns taught me a lot about fly design, but the use of Material Dams (usually Bucktail Hollow Ties), Flashabou Blends, and Head Shape (Jerk Flies) are still a regular part of my tying. The Impostor is the culmination of all these ideas into one, with the use of material Dams and Flash blends for a tail, combined with an ultra-realistic silhouette/Color Combos generated by a stacked Synthetic Baitfish front half. This combination wrestles between reactionary and realistic, flashy yet natural, and lends itself to a fully synthetic fly that casts, swims, and most importantly fishes Great! The head comes in different formats depending on the circumstances, but a fuller profile Synthetic Bulkhead is my preference on the Heavier Guage PR320 for a near perfect head silhouette and water push, that fishes well for the greatest number of circumstances.