Today, I hot a location I usually avoid for a multitude of reasons. It gets fished heavily, it's a difficult place to cast a fly rod, and there are so many snags it robs me of a lot of flies. There are, however, a lot of fish there. I made the decision to try it today, and I was rewarded handsomely for that decision!
Here's a fun little hack I thought of after my first lunch break fishing excursion this week. Pick up a bottle of Fast Orange hand cleaner to keep at the office. Fish slime and funk is difficult to get off of your hands. This stuff works great, you don't have to have water to use it, it's cheap, and a little goes a long ways. I picked up this bottle at WalMart for under $3, and it will last me quite some time. You can find it there in the automotive department.
Taking advantage of a spare hour here and there may not seem like much, but it can add up and get you some extra time on the water that you otherwise would not be getting. My advice is pack light and be ready to hit the ground running to take full advantage of a narrow window of time. It's not the time to be adding new tippet, assembling gear, and deciding what to carry. Have a plan and make it happen.