Is it possible to make the Knotty Egg even more effective? Try these easy steps when the fishing slows down. (1) Carry a few various colored permanent markers in your vest or pack. Add a blood dot or speckles quickly to the egg. Amazing and simple. (2) Carry a small pair of sharp scissors. (Titanium scissors at Walmart cost 5 bucks). Clip down and shape your Knotty Egg into a smaller size or micro egg with incredible results. Both of these simple adjustments have enticed countless Steelies, Browns and Salmon to a Knotty Egg head shake and caused myself and fellow fishermen to bellow the two greatest words in the English language...Fish On!!!