"It's not often I'm stumped, but for this week I had to put out a call to the lure gurus at Joe's Board for a positive ID. You have a very interesting lure from an enigmatic lure maker by the name of Jim Harvey of Lakeville, Connecticut. Harvey founded a tackle company (a division of Local Industries Inc.) that dealt specifically in resin-coated lures, mostly for fly rod use. His lures are absolutely distinct and once you see one, you'll recognize the dozens of variations he made ranging from minnows to frogs. You have what is known as a "Spinning Minnow," sometimes referred to as a "Flame Fin." According to Harvey collectors Jim Garrett and Skip Brooks, these rare lures came in three sizes and a variety of color combinations. Yours dates from the 1940s and is worth around $30-$40 in current condition. It's a neat bait and probably would still catch fish. To see a nice photo of a boxed Harvey bait from Rob Pavey's great collection, click here."