Not a spinal stroke... He has a rare form of blood cancer. Oh, and Tred is awesome, he speaks his mind and is passionate with no apologies. Sure some of the stuff he does is ridiculous at times, but would love to hunt or with fish him as I think we could learn a lot from each other.
Ibought his book, The best and worst of tred barta several years ago. It was a good read then and if you are interested in the guy, it will be a good read now.He says either you love him or hate him. I always enjoyed reading the back cover of sportfishing magazine to see what he had to say.