You really can't go wrong with what you've mentioned. I've always been partial to Medalists (1492 would be perfect) but also The Pflueger Supreme 3/4 is a sweet little machined spring/pawl reel. Both are no longer made, but can be had on the auction site for under $50 (and they show up pretty regularly--the standard medalist can be had for $20 if you look hard enough). If you're budget allows, it might also be worth checking out the Redington Drift reels. I have the 5/6 and they are really nice trout reels.
also, a note about the Supremes, Eagle Claw made a knock-off (same reel, just badged Eagle Claw, not Pflueger actually) that is usually cheaper still. I think I paid less than $35 for mine--it's the gold one...looks like this: