All testimonials here on this page is been given to us by anglers/fisherman from around the country and as well as outside the USA who use our gaffs with confidence knowing they have a strong, reliable awesome looking piece of fishing equipment that others will envy as well as stand any fishing conditions for many years to come. Also visit us on Instagram and read the many comments that people are saying about our product.
Stingerz Custom Gaffs, aka "Tool of the trade" is the best option. Whether it's small yellowtail or super cows Stingerz has the best options to successfully gaff/land your fish. I commercial fish for a living and have caught hundreds of fish over the 160lb mark and have never broken a gaff or complaint about them. Go get em!
- Joshua Tucker, Southern California
We have a family friend who always takes us out fishing in the most badass locations from remote islands in the Bahamas and recently down in world-renowned fishing in Costa Rica. Getting a gift to show your appreciation for those friends is hard to do and even harder to find something unique that they will cherish. The gaff turned out to be a perfect gift and had our friend smiling ear to ear when he unwrapped it. He immediately mentioned placing it over his mantle because it is truly a work of art and was more of a trophy for the long term (if you look at the description, "Super Grand Slam" baby!). The quality of the gaff is hands down the best in the business; we're looking forward to breaking it in on some big tunas before it makes its way to the mantle.
Much appreciation goes out to Manny for satisfying my very specific requests on the exact font, layout, length of sections and accommodating stickers before coating. I couldn't be more happy with the product and made me want a replica of my own once we unboxed it. Will definitely be putting in my next order soon. Thank You to the whole crew at Stingerz Gaffs for making this happen!!
- Michael C., Stateboro Georgia
The people at Stingerz were amazing to work with. They were able to fill my order so close to the holiday even though they were incredibly busy. The whole process was so easy. The actual product itself was just AMAZING. Besides it being a quality gaff it is awesome to look at it. The colors and details make it a piece of art. Not to mention how they personalized it. It was by far one of my husbands favorite gifts.
- Maria Larson, Team Sons of Lars Pennsylvania
I had seen Stingerz Custom Gaffs scrolling through instagram and always took notice. I thought maybe they just posted anomaly good work. Man, was I wrong! The pics and videos they post don't nearly do justice to the beauty and quality of work! I ordered two. One for my boat and one for my bro as a gift. No doubt the best damn gaff I've ever held, and no doubt the best gift I've ever given! Stingerz is legit AF. Manny is the guy that helped me design the pieces,. Super Cool dude. Made it easy and awesome. Killer guy, killer product, killer all around. These bros going public! 10/10. Already ordering more! Stingerz bros are invited on my boat any time, every time. legit, easy, awesome 1000%
If you are looking for the best Custom Gaff out there, this is it!!! look no more. From customer service, communication, customization and the final product. Stingerz is perfection. I had no idea how amazing the gaff would end up looking, and it's just a piece of art that you really need in your fishing arsenal. I would give it a 10/10 but it feels low so this for me is a 100/10.
Thanks for everything guys! I'm in love with this thing!!. So if you are reading this to see if you want to get one, " GET IT !!! ... NOW!!!
-Arnaldo Ramirez, Puerto Rico
By far the best custom gaffs in the country. they look like pieces of art, but are built to fish! Manny and team killed it on the design and got it finished sooner than estimated. Pictures don't do it no justice, this thing is incredible. I've seen some amazing custom rods and gaffs from around the country, but none of them come close to what Stingerz is putting out. Can't wait to design another with them! Thanks Stingerz team!
-Travis Shaw, Havocfishingteam,
If you’re looking into getting custom Gaffs. Look no further. Manny and the team @stingerzcustomgaffs have you covered. Stingerz hand selects only the best Calcutta Bamboo and components for the highest quality product on the market. After sending over my design and preferences, Manny walked me through the whole process with pictures and videos of my Gaffs being built. (Besides I live in Maryland and Stingerz is in California it felt like I was at the shop working with them.) The craftsmanship and attention to detail, well exceeded my expectations of the product. I had the best experience throughout the entire build and would highly recommend anyone looking for custom Gaffs to take a couple minutes and make the call. They aim to please and will not disappoint. I’m sure I’ll be calling them back up for a couple more!!!
-Michael T. Mosmiller, Fishizzle Fishing Team, Maryland
If you are in the market for a truly custom gaff, look no further as Stingerz Custom Gaffs will exceed your expectations!
Manny was extremely helpful and informative throughout the whole process. Providing progress pictures and videos and a specialized custom design for my two sons. The quality and attention to detail is out of this world, and truly the quality workmanship shows in every detail!
I give this company a 10 across the board. So if are in the market for a truly custom and durable gaff, look no further.
Sincerely, -Leonard Wilt, Lakeland Florida, Team Fish-Tan
Just wanted to say that the vision I had for this gaff came more to life than I could ever had envisioned. Talking with you for days on end and creating a relationship is what created this masterpiece. i had little to no knowledge until you guys came along. I'm a young avid captain and always wanted my own custom gaff cause nobody had ever had one. Couldn't have asked for a better man and team to make this come to life. Thank You guys so much. 10/10 much love all the way over here in Miami Beach.
Sincerely, -Logan Pathman, Miami Beach, Florida
Excellent product, Excellent Company, Excellent Customer service.
From my first email the responsiveness and attention to detail was unparalleled. Manny is amazing to work with throughout the customization process and it shows in the finished product. Not only does the gaff look and feel amazing but, it is also clearly the highest quality
Excellent product, Excellent Company, Excellent Customer service.
From my first email the responsiveness and attention to detail was unparalleled. Manny is amazing to work with throughout the customization process and it shows in the finished product. Not only does the gaff look and feel amazing but, it is also clearly the highest quality fishing tool. We all know that when it comes to inshore or offshore fishing having reliable equipment is one of the most important aspects and this gaff is certainly exceeding expectations. Looking forward to getting my hands on another Stingerz Custom in the future.
-Timmy Agro, Greenwich Connecticut
I usually don't take the time for reviews, but I have to say I knew nothing about purchasing a gaff as a gift. I called Manny and he called me back and took so much time and was very knowledgeable. Manny went above and beyond with helping me with designing the gaff that has a special meaning behind it. I would highly recommend Stingerz!!! Beautiful work Manny!
-Pamela Johnson, Tucson, Arizona
I did a fair amount of research on gaffs and was about to pull the trigger on a Co___lly Carbon Fiber gaff when I ran across a long blog on Co___lly gaffs that was about a year old buried down a web page. The very last comment in the blog was by some guy that was nothing more than a couple lines stating Stingerz Custom Gaffs, "Best in the
I did a fair amount of research on gaffs and was about to pull the trigger on a Co___lly Carbon Fiber gaff when I ran across a long blog on Co___lly gaffs that was about a year old buried down a web page. The very last comment in the blog was by some guy that was nothing more than a couple lines stating Stingerz Custom Gaffs, "Best in the game!" I said to myself, who the heck are these guys because I had seen them nowhere on all my internet gaff searches. I went to the Stingerz Custom Gaff website and was automatically pumped on these gaffs. talked to Manny one awesome guy and thought I never would have had the opportunity to meet him personally, he was one of the nicest guy you would ever want to talk to. Manny went into much detail for the design of my gaffs that included photos of the colors, carbon fiber, hooks, and cord. he was in touch with me almost everyday with videos and pictures or just a quick text. Not only is this guy a professional, he is a true artist! you would put these gaffs on a wall for display however these gaffs are for fishing and the mechanical strength is incorporated in the sheer beauty of them. the other thing is that my gaffs are the only ones like it in the world and Manny guarantees yours will be to! They are truly one of a kind for each customer. his shipping is handled top notch as well!!! worth every penny!
-Joey Helton, Hattiesburg Massachusetts
"Quality is quality, my custom gaff was meticulously designed and crafted to my specifications, for an industry that is absolutely brutal on gear. Big or small fish, rain or shine, I expect every tool to perform perfectly. The epoxy coat gives plenty of flex and strength, eliminating permanent bowing and maximizing the strength of the bamboo backbone of the gaff. Longevity and clean craftsmanship is most important to me, the badass personalized coloring/features are just major style points."
-Capt. Pono Chow, Homer Alaska
"This is a good quality and sharp looking gaff! The rope grip wrap on this gaff is impecable, you can get a solid grip on the rope. It's comforting knowing your hand grips completely around the gaff. Even with hands covered in slime or scales the rope material that is used allows you to have a no slip grip. the workmanship, quality and style of these gaffs is exquisite. It's just an excellent product and i plan on purchasing more and even as gifts for my buddies since they're all done in custom to fit each persons."
-Brad Saliba, Saltwater Cowboy Fishing Team, Sebastian Inlet, Fl.
"I contacted Stingerz Custom Gaffs because I was looking for a gaff that i could have custom build to my specifications with the highest quality components available. Manny at Stingerz was more than eager to help me design and build the exact gaff I was looking for. The results exceeded my expectations, the attention to detail was on point. I had a very good experience throughout the whole process from start to finish. Anyone looking to build their own customizable gaff I would highly recommend calling Stingerz Custom Gaffs."
-Brandon Weitz, bweitz1,
"Number 1 in the business in my books. Very Fast and reliable gaffs. Light weight and strong. Takes my idea and brings it to life! I will definitely be getting another gaff soon! Highly recommended."
-Tam Nguyen, Team Hot Pot Fishing, Milpitas, Ca.
"Stingerz Custom Gaffs caught my eyes on Instagram. They were very impressive and after seeing all the pictures/videos and orders, I had to get mine. Ive been fishing for over 40 yrs. and in that time i have used several different gaffs. Spoke with Manny at Stingerz and had a great conversation and explained what I wanted including colors, and hook and placed my order. After receiving my gaff I couldn't have been happier with the look, feel and craftsmanship. Three days later had it on the water in San Francisco Bay gaffing halibut without a miss. Needless to say the performance was outstanding. I fish the SF bay on a regular basis and everyone that sees it loves, it's definitely a beautiful piece of working art. Would highly recommend purchasing one. Thank You Stingerz."
-Eddie Suto, Soggy Suto,
"Stingerz Gaffs are awesome!!! Manny was in touch every step of the way and helped with design and sizing the gaff. We decided to go with a W 4 inch for tuna at 7 foot to fit my gunnel perfect. lightweight and easy to work. My son Jack, is able to hit the fish head on target and get the fish in the boat easily. Looking forward to the next one!!!"
-David, Critter Catcher Fishing, New York
"Manny from Stingerz is the best. Not only is the gaff top notch quality, Manny himself makes sure you have an awesome customer experience. Every detail is customizable, and the caliber of the gaff is never compromised. Thanks Manny for an unforgettable gaff that I gifted my really good friend and for your personal touch in the process!"
-Ally Stacy, Bad Bucks
Hampton Bays, NY.
"I received my very first Stingerz Custom Gaff in September 2019, and I couldn't be more thrilled with how it turned out! Having ordered the very first colored Winthrop hook, I am so glad I did! This gaff is not only as solid as advertised, but it is truly a work of art. I will be ordering all of my gaffs from Stingerz Custom Gaffs as long as they will build them for me! Thiglife is truly tricked out now!"
-Sam Thigpen, Thiglife,
"Manny at Stingerz Custom Gaffs provides an awesome product and is truly an artist but, what makes what he does so special is the experience he provides as he builds your creation. Constant feedback, updates, pictures and videos throughout the entire process."
-Michael Burker, Team Fore Fishin'.
Long Island, NY.
"Stingerz makes a high quality custom bamboo gaff. It was completely customized to my liking without a problem. The handcrafted details in the gaff is like no other I've ever seen. The customer service was great and I got mine all the way down in the keys within a few weeks. Can't wait to slay some dolphin and grouper with this thing. I highly recommend stingerz gaffs if you're looking for a badass custom gaff."
-David Self, Stay Tight Florida Keys
"If your looking for a custom gaff, look no further. Was fortunate enough to get a custom gaff built by Manny @ ( Stingerz Custom Gaffs ). his work is amazing and second to none. The gaffs that Manny builds performs just as good as it looks. He listened to what i wanted and asked questions to make sure I was happy. On top of that he's a family man!!! What more can you ask for lol!!! Quit playing games and get on their list."
-Hung Nyugen, FV Nova Santa Rosa, Ca.
Stingerz Custom gaffs are by far the best functioning and coolest looking custom gaffs on the market.the natural flex of the bamboo core with it's high quality epoxy finish combined with the strongest & sharpest hooks make for dependability when we're boarding big fish far offshore. I love the custom art they prepared for me and my crew on LALOOLI and we're stoked to get on board TEAM STINGERZ CUSTOM GAFFS.
-Capt. Milo Duran, _laloolifishingteam Puerto Rico
Manny makes the baddest of gaffs around. The craftsmanship is second to none and he makes his customers feel like they are right there with videos and call. I'll never buy a gaff anywhere else. Now just can't wait to get it bloody.
"I am a full time kayak fisherman based out of Costa Rica and a high quality gaff is important as any piece of equipment on my kayak. Gaffing fish from a kayak presents some unique challenges and I have adapted my style to the use of a short pick gaff. No custom maker was making anything like what I wanted but, Manny at Stingerz was more than up to the challenge. Manny was willing to listen to exactly what I was looking for and work with me to make an amazing new pick gaff prototype that I believe is going to be a game changer within the world of kayak fishing. The fit and finish on this gaff is out of this world but, it's more than just sexy. The gaffs are super strong and meticulously designed for fishermen, definitely ART but they are FUNCTIONAL art. Completely stoked on my experience with Stingerz. I don't know anywhere else I could have gone to get this level of craftsmanship and service at any price! A+"
-Lance Clinton, Kayak Fisherman Costa Rica