I very carefully took a seam ripper and unstitched the strap with the clip on it from the bag. But I left the bag on the hammock because I like putting small things in it. A drink can be put there and I even stuffed my down vest there this past weekend so I could have it easily for when I have to get up in middle of the night.
Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb