I was reading a couple of posts where other fisherman have bettered there rod, reels, etc. It got me thinking that there are probably many other great little tricks to make fishing/boating easier and funner. Things as simple as putting markers on your rod so you would know how long a fish is and don't have to struggle with a measuring tape, same thing with an auger. Also it could be something like putting a better grease in your reels so they don't freeze up during the winter. Another good example is the 5 gallon bucket with a hole cut in it for a drift sock. I got tired of paying a $1 for a single small ice jig. so I ran out and bought some plaster of paris and took a mold of it. After the mold was complete I took a dremel and made a hole so I can pour the lead. Not I have a huge supply of jigs for the Ice season. there were also some instances where I was outfishing everyone on my jigs at Ladue. So lets hear them OGFer's. what have you done to make fishing more enjoyable.