No, but I'm going to now!!What to do on a run away freight train?
I can recall hooking a monster at the base of "The Wall" that was absolutely kicking my ass off the take. Threw a cast to within 3' of the shear rock face. One strip and game on. The fish ran right at me, went under my PT and headed back to the launch halfway down the lake. 75' of a palm burning run before this behemoth breaches the surface in a spectacular aerial display. I now knew that (A this wasn't a ass biter and B) might be the biggest bow I've ever tied into. The thing then ran another 75' or so of non-stop reel screaming awesomeness now emptying the backing to sections that had never seen the light of day. It was about this time I realized that if I didn't do anything it was going to be all over shortly, with only a few raps of backing left...
While in a panic I remembered something that I had either read or heard about slapping the real to send a vibration shock down the tight line to the fish in hopes of getting it to turn. This fish was seconds from breaking me off and or taking all my line permanently, so what the heck. I slapped that thing hard and sure enough that hog immediately breached again and luckily turned back at me when it reentered the water. With a very soft touch I got about 50' back on the reel before going back to the tug of war. Not sure if it was a coincidence or just luck but it seemed to work and I was rewarded with a 31.5" absolute beast. You know the kind that is half in and half out of the big long handle net. Will see if I can update with a picture of that one... I've used this a few times on Steelhead headed back to the ocean a few times to varying degrees of success.
Anyone else use the slap technique when all else fails?