Sometimes I just need to fish but life is busy so I might only have an hour or two. Many of us are lucky enough to have some fishy water nearby, even if that's just a pond or neighborhood lake. Here are a few tips for maximizing your limited time and making the most of quick trips.
Keep a rod in the car at all times. Most rods are 4 pieces and fit nicely under or behind a car seat. I keep a 5 weight for its versatility.
Keep a reel rigged with the leader ready to go and wound loosely onto the spool. Nothing takes as much time as reconstructing leaders.
Keep a lanyard with all the basics with your other equipment. I hang 2 small fly boxes, snips, floatant, tippet spools, and a couple other necessities on my lanyard - plenty of stuff to get me by for a few hours.
When possible, wet wade to avoid the time it takes to put on waders.
Most of all just get out and fish, even when you may just have an hour or two.