Ok, just saw North to Alaska fishing show. They were fishing for halibut. On it the guide said when they hook a big halibut they free spool due to the larger halibut having a tougher mouth and they tend to be harder to hook. I was wondering if anyone else does this? Me? I have never thought of doing that. Maybe that way I lost a few nice ones this year. They would hit and a minute later they pop off.