Tuna

Lost our first big tuna last week. The fish broke water twice before spitting the hook thereafter. Almost everyone we talked with says keep the line tight when the fish leaps out of the water. I do recall an episode of your show fighting big fish in which the mantra was Bow to the King when the fish breaks water. The rod was in the gunnel. Should we or could we Bow to the King?
Thanks. Green and blue.