By Joe Cermele
Swim baits are quickly becoming one of the most popular lure styles around, and though major advances have only recently been made in this lure category, predecessors go way back. Take the Jim Bo pictured below. This photo was sent in by Steve Plock, and you can bet this bait was sticking big bass long before the multi-jointed, kickin' tail, sexy-paint-job wearing swim baits of today. Steve wrote:
I found this a while back in my dad's old tackle box and thought the 3-cent stamp might be worth something, so I put it away for safe keeping. I'm not sure when he got this lure because I can't read the post mark on the box. I have never used the lure, knowing I would get it hung up or snagged on something and lose it. So I'm hoping you can tell me which is worth more, the lure or the stamp?