Buffalo Bug Spinner
The Buffalo Bug Spinner came in six colors according to the card it is mounted on but so far I have only seen the red (as shown) and green. The bait measures 2" long and has unusual double hooks. There is a New Century Spinner on the front and a weed guard. Circa 1920.
Four Legged Frog (not Pepper name)
Little is known about this lure as I have never found an ad or catalog listing showing any info such as it's name. They are rare as the bait was fragile and would not last very well. The body measures 3" long and most have a 20th Century Spinner or no spinner in front of the lure. Bait is found with both treble and double hooks on belly. All I have seen have been in the color shown. Circa unknown but probably around 1920.
Four Legged Frog (special spinner)
This bait has the same body as the previous bait but note the unusual triangular spinner and the hanging hook in the front of the body. The spinner is clearly marked "J E Pepper" but no other blade like this has ever been found to my knowledge. This is a one of a kind bait I believe.
Two Legged Frog (not Pepper name)
This bait is a smaller version of the above lures. The blade is a New Century Spinner and the body measures 1 3/4". These usually have a double belly hook. Circa unknown but probably about 1920.
Lake Delta Minnow
This bait came in many colors and many sizes. Since these composition bodies were molded by hand the shape and length varies in most every lure. Sizes listed in the catalog were 1", 1 3/4" and 2". Eyes were painted and all I have found except one (see next photo) have a New Century Spinner. They may have a weed guard or not and some have two hooks as shown and others just one hook. Circa 1920.
Lake Delta Minnow (special)
This is the smallest Lake Delta Minnow I have ever seen (body 3/4"). It is also the only one I have ever seen with a floppy prop. Probably this was a special order by a fly fisherman.
Lake Delta Minnow (special)
This Lake Delta Minnow also seems to be a special order. It has a metal "flapper tail" mounted above the hooks on the rear. I have not seen any other Lake Delta Minnows with this feature.
The Mohawk Minnow came in many colors and sizes. The catalog lists the sizes as 1 3/4" and 2" but like all other composition baits each lure is a little different. Eyes were painted. Rear hooks can be single, double or treble. The catalog illustration also shows two side hooks coming out of the body and one rear hook - I do have two Mohawk Minnows with a double hook on the rear and a single hook in the middle of the bait on top. This bait also came with a 20th Century Spinner in front and was then called the Mohawk Bass Bait. I lack this one in my collection so if you have one I would love to see it. Circa 1920.
Mohawk Minnow (special)
This Mohawk Minnow has the unusual "flapper tail" as did the Lake Delta Minnow above. Again I assume this was a special order as there have been no others show up with this feature.
Uncataloged Composition Bait
This composition bait is just 3/4" long and I assume it was a special order by a fly fisherman.