Re: What reel?
If all you plan to fish for is trout & bluegill then by all means check out either Cabelas & Pfluegger. You really, in my opinion, do not need a disc drag reel to fish for those species. I purchased a Cabelas 3wt travel rod combo to fish specically for bluegill/crappie.
I grew up on using a Pfluegger 1492 on a 5 wt. rod fishing for bluegill. Cabelas sells them for around $30 I think.
Also, it is great that you are sharing/teaching. I too love to do that.
Enjoy fishing for those "little fighters"
Tie One On