You will be fine with the medalist or sci anglers reel for trout.
You might want to look at the Temple Forks Outfitters Professional Series rods. I think they go for $120 or so. Google it and you will see how popular they are. Lots of bang for the buck and a great warrantee.
Number of peices is not much of a factor in terms of performance anymore. Many of the top-end models only come in 4pc.