Picked up a manual rod wrapper on Saturday it arrived in the mail. Got it on EBay and it seems alright. The thread carriage is poor but with a little modification it should suffice. I didn't want to plunk down a huge amount of dough before i got into this seriously so I opted to go with something a bit cheaper than the power wrappers. I can't wait to start wrapping some rods up, I have wanted to do this for a long time and finally decided to pull the trigger. I have a bunch of rods that need work so I am going to start on those before I tackle a new rod from scratch.