I thought that i read somewhere that the upper reaches weren't cut, but of course i could be wrong as i tend to be alot of the time (just ask my gf!). I would definitely not use it as a deterrent as i'm pretty sure that we are going to make a trip down from the dome for the upper parts, but just curious. I guess i could have been thinking about noland, oh well.
Yeah it seems to be hard to run across people that have much experience fishing forney, especially in the mid to upper stretches of river. It doesn't have a great reputation compared to other streams in that area so i guess that spares it alot of pressure.