Good way to get started is to pick up the Flex Coat rod building kit, which includes all you need to get started. Includes the wrapping stand, dryer, epoxy, hi-build finish, brushes, etc. Also includes a video and a pretty decent booklet to get you started. I think the kit sells for about $180 at FTU. Lots of you-tubes out there, and 2cool has a forum of very active rod builders who are hugely helpful to the novice - they helped me a great deal.
And yeah, Joe is right. You migh see if you can get in on the club's rod building classes. Some pretty talented rod builders leading that event.
Welcome to another new addiction!
Good luck... George