I too don't feel like the reel matters all that much for local streams as for me it mostly acts as a container for fly line. The best reel I have is the one I bought for my wife, an Okuma I bought for ~$50 IIRC. Beyond that I have had cheap reels from just about all the lower end outfits and never had much of a problem (my rods are outfitted one with an eBay $20 special, CRC aluminum that I actually really really like and a Cortland from Wally world.) I would love to be outfitted with some $300 fly reels but I just can't make that work so I go with what I can spend and I can honestly say I've yet to be let down. The only reel I ever used that I really didn't like was a Caddis Creek (I think they are made by Martin?) The fly line would always jam between the reel body and the frame and it was terrible so I quit using it.
By the way, you always look so cheerful in your photos, even in that clearly cold and unforgiving water!
A bad day hunting rabbits beats a good day of anything else!