I started using Rebell Crawdad lures that looked like a pink nipper 40 odd years ago. On the sand / mud flats Up river from Berowra. Casting with a small Shimano Bantum 100. Then slowly retrieving. Bream were the target, But flathead were common. We used the deep divers so they kicked up the sand as they bounced along the bottom. It took me a long time to use soft plastics. Probably around 2000. 19 years ago! I loved the little creature type lures. 1" burkley Nymphs. I thought I needed small SP's for Bream. They have small mouths !! Never caught much. Started using 3" power Haugs for flathead, which worked well, But I started catching Bream more often. Move on to today, not much has changed, I still love my critters. The power Haug is still in use, Zman I like. Cructeaz ,Turbocraw. I still fish the flats a lot. But have learnt to fish the deep water as well. I have moved on to much larger lures, 2" is my smallest up to 4". Grubs and Paddle tail have been added also. Like the look of the Zman Swim Slims. I still slow roll my HB's bouncing the Bottom. My SP's are 90% slow lift, drop and pause. Sax Scent is the greatest change. Crab is my go to. I use a lot of it too !! Makes a huge difference. Adds taste and smell to the lure. They hold on longer giving you a longer window to strike. Sounders with side and down scan are almost cheating in deep water !! Love It ! I have now added soft and Metal Vibes to my arsenal. 70 m/m samaki vibelicious in white bait! Once again lift and drop. Deep water , find the bait!! Along the shoreline, Hunt your fish, Where are they likely to be. Under what circumstances have I found them before? Where are they likely to hide to ambush their prey? Hunting is my favourite form of of fishing. Howard.