What's It Worth?

Bassmaster's consultant on antique tackle answers your questions about old lures, tackle and other related items.

Updated: March 25, 2005, 2:37 PM ET
By Karl White | b_col_worth_0209

I am a reel collector from Finland, and I have one old GM Skinner fluted bait in a mint-condition box. The lure has three different blades to change — silver, copper and brass. The box has the same words. It was patented in 1884, and there is original silk paper in it to make that rattling sound when you pick up the box. It was in the same tacklebox where I also found a Pflueger rubber minnow, 7 inches long, also in mint condition. I have heard that the rubber minnow is hard to find, but ...

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GM Skinner, bamboo rod