Wouldn't using 200lb line and multiple anglers shorten the fight and thereby have the same result as backing down on a fish? Of course it would. Also wouldn't a gut hook single hook be worse than a treble hook in the mouth of a fish? Of course it is. Try to find a captain that believes a treble hook is less likely to pop out than a single hook. It is difficult. Saying trebles hooks are bad because they cause more damage isn't true as they aren't used for the same purposes. But of course a circle hook is the best for a fish, but it is also the highest landing rate for anglers.