Martin - been practicing in the yard for a bit. Now feel comfortable enough to try it on the water.
If the weekend weather is decent enough to make fishing with a glass pole safe (prediction is for thunderstorms) I plan to visit a local lake and give it a go. Will get Jan to take pictures so I can embarrass myself properly on here.
I expect to draw a crowd of folks when I arrive and set up the pole too. It will be like nothing they have ever imagined. The lake is small one of only 3 acres or so in a park run by the county and sees quite a few anglers on weekends.