You simply can't go wrong buying a medalist reel. It's an iconic reel. It will look and work great on any vintage fiberglass rod with which you may later pair it up.
A fishing reel like a medalist is one of the few things in life you can buy, pretty much use on a daily basis for 50 some years, and sell it for more than you originally paid.
I personally think the 1494 is the most versatile size.