I’ve done it a few different ways: from handmade V-blocks, to a cheap handwrapper from Batson, to a power wrapper from Batson. If you are just trying things out, I would definitely go simple and go cheap. The only real reason I bought the power wrapper was for turning cork tbh. I had a handmade “drill lathe” that I turned several handles on, but I was never happy with it (the handles turned out ok, but the lathe was very iffy to put it mildly). I have found there are some things I do enjoy about the power wrapper for wrapping guides, but mostly it’s not needed. It’s a bit of an investment to get into if you’re not sure, but similar to fly tying it is quite rewarding to make your own rods or build them for friends.