So the other night I was setting up my hammock and the weather was supposed to be clear so I wasn't worried about rain or wind at all. On the other hand my wife the birder has made it quite a bad idea to leave my hammock with nothing over top to protect from early morning bombing raids.
I set my Hennessey Hexfly up above and parallel to my hammock ridgeline. Then I noticed those mitten hooks the tarp had, and so instead of tying out the guylines, I just left them in their little pouch and hooked opposite corners together. It made my hammock look somewhat cocoon-like, but it worked great. It would certainly stop rain, though I don't know how it would fair in a strong wind. I don't know if I'm brave enough to try.
Has this been tried before? Would it hold up? I wonder if it would actually be warmer given the fact that the tarp is in tighter and so less cold air flow.