The Peanut Butter is a popular saltwater fly for striped bass fishing. The bulky Peanut Butter fly imitates a Peanut Bunker baitfish.
The Peanut Butter Fly, designed by Enrico Puglesi, is a good imitation of a peanut bunker or juvenile menhaden baitfish. This fly has not only caught striped bass, but also snook, redfish, and sea trout. The Peanut Butter, in a black and red color (not shown), is his best seller for the past 5 years.
Enrico ties bulky flies, then trims them to the shape of the baitfish they are intended to imitate. He uses his own brand synthetic fibers, called E-P Fibers, that are very translucent, and have an action between maribou and bucktail. These fibers come in 10 inch lengths and a variety of colors that make them perfect for imitating large baitfish such as menhaden, herring, mackerel, and mullet, as-well-as 1 and 2 inch baitfish. Large flies tied with these fibers are lightweight and can be cast far because the first backcast removes all the water from the fly.
Enrico's unique hand-tied flies are very effective in catching many species of saltwater fish. He travels extensively, demonstrating his meticulous fly tying techniques.
If you are going to fly fish for striped bass, make sure you have some Peanut Butter Flies.