Small things can add up sometimes. Often we know small things can help us catch more fish but
are too much trouble to mess with. Things like using a leader or not.
I have found that while a leader can make a difference I still can catch a lot without it.
Scent or nuggets. Maybe a big difference occasionally but usually not so much.
Lure modifications. Might make a small difference at times.
Individually these are small things most of the time but think about the difference in winning a tournament and finishing second, normally less than 10% and usually less than that.
If each modification you make only adds 5% to your catch it might make you the winner instead of the first loser.
Here is a modification that we have been having good success with, adding glitter and color/scent to soft baits.
Available at Walmart, extra fine glitter and garlic scented dip-it.
I usually dip first and then roll the bait in the glitter on a paper towel, let dry and most of the glitter will stay on. To make it stay on even better I place the baits in a vacuum seal bag and seal it. This presses the glitter into the soft plastic and it stays on really well.
My friend Pete showed me this trick. He thinks a lot.