One problem these reels have for some anglers is how the gear in the drag system is oriented. If you prefer to reel in your line with your left hand, as I do, on some models of Medalists you're going to need to reverse the gear to have the drag work properly. This isn't a big issue & it's not nearly as complicated as it might seem. In fact, its a lot easier to show you than to explain it. The video below does a great job of doing just that.
Take a few minutes to review this video before you attempt this for the first time. Once you get into the job you'll see how easy & simple it is. Now you can enjoy your Medalist reel with any hand you like!