Mike Brown

I want to thank you so much for my Fish Hook Pendant. It will always be a very special reminder of my surf trip to Kauai. Also, it will always remind of the importance of the sea and all of it’s wonderful creatures. How ever one of the most special aspects of this hook is how much it means to you, and how much pride and love you put into carving it. You are an incredibly talented individual, with a wonderful story and a meaningful mission. I am very honored and grateful to have one of your Fish Hooks.

Mike Brown / Co-Founder, Humans for Oceans ( H4O )

I have bought 3 fishhook necklaces from Po’okela and each one of them are made with great craftsmanship and look great. I don’t think you will find a better person to design and purchase a fishhook necklace from. He even custom made one for me. Don’t buy the cheap stuff, buy an authentic hand crafted one of a kind necklace from Po’okela. If I ever want to purchase another one I will certainly buy from him again. Mahalo Nui Loa

Derek Deadmon
Chris Jennings

I received two makaus from Po’okela: one in mammoth ivory and one in koa. What was fantastic was that both hooks were designed by Po’okela, with input from myself. It started with some questions about what I wanted incorporated in each hook, style/size/look, then proceeded to a drawing to reflect the vision, and then to a back-and-forth to get the right dimensions and shape. Communications were timely and professional, yet authentic and personal. Along with the hooks, Po’okela also included the drawing of each hook signed by him, along with gift boxes.
Fantastic pieces of craftsmanship, I am very pleased.
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Chris Jennings

What’s up bro. I got my fish hook in the mail today. Thanks bro. You did a great job on it. Working on my wife now trying to convince her I need another one. I’ll let you know when I make the purchase to see if I can get it mailed USPS again. Thanks again bro. Charles

Charles Bond

The work that I get from this artist is so beautiful and of best quality and a fair price also.


Po’Okela is hands down the best artist in the game! I have purchased 2 fish hook pendants, & I was blown away on both occasions!
I assure you…. you will not be dissatisfied after purchasing one of his works of art!
Absolutely phenomenal necklaces!!!
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Native Florida

I ordered an ultra lure from Pookela. Immediately the service was great, with personal communication about the design and what I might want carved on the fishhook. We shared outlines so it was my idea, but his creativity for the final product. It recently arrived and I”m enthralled. It”s beautifully carved and elegant, and I don”t want to take it off! The man is an artist; there is nothing “commercial” about it. If you want the real deal, there”s no where else to look.
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Matthew Miller

The man makes an amazing Makau with such fine detail! Was stoked when it arrived, more beautiful than in the pictures! Already have many compliments! Support local artists!🤙🏼🤙🏼
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Chris Clark 0

Simply Outstanding Quality! Your talent is that of a fine jeweler! I am extremely pleased with my purchase and highly recommend your fish hooks!! Thank you for providing me with an heirloom!


Thank you that look simple and easy. I really do look forward to being able to wear this and thanks so much for carving it for me. It will be part of my life for a long time and will mean something to my girls. I hope you have a blessed life and a always get to do what you enjoy.

Scott  Arrowmus

Wow bro. The pic on the web doesn’t do this piece justice. Very happy with my purchase.

John DeLuca

Having been a fisherman and working on boats my whole life I have always loved the symbolism of the fish hook and had a deep respect for the ocean. This piece is simply amazing. It was everything I wanted and more. I would recommend it to anyone interested.

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Thank you. Charles received his necklace and is very happy.

Gerry Nielsen

I purchased a Hawaiian Fish Hook necklace for my son as a birthday gift. He is a teenager and I wanted to give him a gift that was special and not video-gaming related. He loved his necklace as it is great to wear year round, goes with everything and really looks nice on him. The necklace is obviously made with love and care. The packaging is also wonderful!

Gerry Nielsen / Owner at www.tastefulpresence.com

I just received my Makau (Hawaiian Fish Hook) from Po’okela today. It is work of art! Po’okela’s attention to every detail and his mastery at carving are excellent. He is very responsive in communicating during the whole process. I would definitely recommend him to everyone I know!
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Robert Dobrzynski

Being a devout fisherman and in a major transition in my life; i went looking for an authentic hook to mark my new chapter in life. A hook that i could wear indefinitely, look to as a reminder to stick to my plan, and something to hand down to a younger one. I’m happy to have found Po’okela as the hook exceeds my expectations in beauty and craftsmanship. What’s more, upon chatting with Po’okela, is to learn the inspiring way he came to learn his art-craft, and to know the actual thought and meaning that went into my hook’s individually unique shape! Thanks, a true treasure and pleasure!


I just received my fish hook necklace by a Po’okela, I love it & when I put it on felt more connected to the sea! Many mahalos
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James Greenberg