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Old 08-12-2019, 12:49 PM
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Default Tred Barta passing away.

Just read a post on Roff’s Facebook page, stating Tred has passed away. Always looked forward to reading his articles and commentaries in the magazines and watching vis videos. I had followed him on his latest adventures into Alaska.
Love him or hate him, he is a legend.
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His life, decisions, attitude, and later struggles and demons can serve as a reminder to all of us what is really important in life. We all agree that Tred was a "man's-man". He was tough and bold and crass and careless. He was a modern-day Hemingway and John Wayne. I often watched his TV show on the Outdoor Network in the mid-2000's. I was always impressed by his dedication to his sport and efforts to do things "the right way" even when other ways were easier and faster. He was a purest in the blood-sports.

I was also equally unimpressed by his demeanor. And the way he treated other people. He was loud and obnoxious. Opinionated and unintentionally demeaning. This all cost him later in life. Several divorces. Alone. Depression set-in later in life. The paralysis metaphorically crippled Tred. He desperately wanted companionship. But could find none. As much as many of us praised his passion and body of work, none of us would want to mirror his life. And there's a lesson to be learned here. We will eventually all be dust. In the end, you won't care about how many fish you caught or deer you shot but rather who you love, who loved you and who is dear to your heart. Unfortunately Tred had a lot of the former and little of the later.
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It seems like he was very unhappy person at the end. Some times you have to deal with the shit life throws at you no matter what it is. He had at a lot thrown at him but lived a life most people would appreciate.
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RIP Tred. Good shows, strict fisherman and hunter, the Tred Barta way, great American Sportsman, tough to the end. Rest easy, Sir.
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:20 PM
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Always enjoyed his articles, RIP!!!
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Rip
bet he never paddle boarded in a channel
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RIP Cap
Old 08-12-2019, 01:49 PM
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Godspeed

I always looked forward to his shows he holds several hunting and fishing records.
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so sad....after all he has been through, to die in a car accident is a hell of a way to go.

RIP captain.
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Originally Posted by gameon View Post
It seems like he was very unhappy person at the end. Some times you have to deal with the shit life throws at you no matter what it is. He had at a lot thrown at him but lived a life most people would appreciate.
can you elaborate on this?
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Met him in the ilse at worldwide sportsman in the keys. At that time in was in a wheelchair and he talked about is new boat with access for his chair and how bad he wanted to fish again on his boat. Gave me a 1/2 =1 hour of his time. Great guy. RIP Captain.
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https://www.facebook.com/tred.barta.9/
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RIP. He was the reason why i started tuna fishing.
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Fair winds and following seas Tred! We're all following behind you! Leave a few fish for us!
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What a shame. RIP Tred. I like to think that he's strapped into a stand up harness and fighting a huge yellowfin as I type.
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RIP Capt Tred... I had the distinct fortune to spend a weekend with him fishing in the canyons due to some charity work I did for the Boys & Girls Club... I can say he was a man's man....

Fair Winds and Following Seas Tred….


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I liked the show where he was out in some pretty heavy wind in a duck boat.
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Sad news. Bet he’s fishing right now without the need for his wheelchair. Always liked watching him on TV, he was always on my DVR short list.
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I enjoyed his Alaska trip this summer. But he had grown so depressed in the last couple years. Health issues (obviously), chronic pain, lack of mobility, and lack of companionship. I can see how that can do a man in. I personally think the Alaska trip was his intended swan song. I think he figured somehow he would meet his maker along the way doing what he loved.

His last post about having to start back to the lower 48 alone and really with no place to go or call home gave me the impression that he was suffering pretty badly.

A year or so back my planning group had talked about getting him to speak at our ClassicMako Funament. But we never made it materialize. Would have been a Capt’s meeting for the ages. i hope he went quick and painlessly. Enjoyed his shows and articles. Always respected his desire to do things the hard way, the Barta way.
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A spinal stroke is no joke. I remember watching a show where he was trolling for tuna off of Montauk I believe. He had six rods out and ended up hooking six tuna. He cleared every rod and got every tuna in the boat. Pretty awesome.

I like the guy that fished with him and wore the Viking helmet with horns.

I was in Colorado about seven years ago and tried to contact him to make a visit but he never answered.
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
can you elaborate on this?
You can start with his last Facebook post about a week ago.

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